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Back Ilities Tradespace and Affordability Program Phase 4 Task 3 - Next Generation, Full- Coverage Cost Estimation Model Ensembles
|Division||Graduate School of Engineering & Applied Science|
|Investigator(s)||Madachy, Raymond J.|
|Sponsor||Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering (DoD)|
This research continues the DoD Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC) Research Topic 113 for the Ilities Tradespace and Affordability Program (iTAP). This Phase 4 Task 3 is "Next-Generation, Full Coverage Cost Estimation Model Ensembles". NPS will continue extending the scope and tradespace interoperability of cost models and tools from previous phases.
Cost modeling will engage domain experts for Delphi estimates, evolve baseline definitions of cost driver parameters and rating scales for use in data collection, gather empirical data and determine areas needing further research to account for differences between estimated and actual costs. Prototype cost models and tools will be extended accordingly for piloting and refinement.
For tool interoperability we will integrate cost models I n different ways with MBSE architectural modeling approaches and as web services. We will also automate systems and software risk advisors that operate in conjunction with the cost models. NPS will provide domain expertise for SysML cost model integration to add software cost model formulas and the risk assessment capabilities. This is also allied with Task 2 where we will assess Monterey Phoenix (MP) for automatically providing cost information from architectural models. MP will extract software sizing cost model inputs to compute costs, and we will assess mapping MP architectural elements into systems engineering cost model inputs.
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