AVIONICS COST DEVELOPMENT FOR USE OF LORAN-C NAVIGATION SYSTEMS BY LOW PERFORMANCE GENERAL-AVIATION AIRCRAFT

This avionics cost study of the Long-Range Navigation (LORAN-C) system used by low-performance general-aviation aircraft, performed for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Office of Systems Engineering Management (OSEM), was based on a uniform approach to cost estimating with the assistance of a pricing model. The system evaluated is the Teledyne TDL-711 LORAN Micro-Navigator, with appropriate design and packaging modifications to meet the less stringent environmental and packaging requirements of general aviation. The LORAN-C system in its airborne configuration requires a receiver, a control and display unit, and an antenna with a built-in coupler. The expected costs of the avionics required by single- and light-twin-engine aircraft were developed by using a parametric cost-estimating model. These costs, shown in Table S-1, are in 1977 dollars, without inflation, and are based on annual production quantities of 1,000 units. Development costs were amortized over a 3,000-unit production quantity. The 1977 dollars were used to facilitate comparison with other cost results of alternative navigation systems previously evaluated by ARINC Research for the FAA. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    ARINC Research Corporation

    2251 Riva Road
    Annapolis, MD  United States  21401
  • Authors:
    • Kowalski, S H
  • Publication Date: 1979-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197564
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 1326-01-8-1906 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA76WA-3788
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1980 12:00AM