by PRICE Systems
| September 24, 2014
What follows is PRICE's interpretation of the DOD-HDBK-343, which addresses design, construction and testing requirements for a type of space equipment. Within the document are specified several levels of Class Definitions for space programs, space vehicles and space experiments. The classes are briefly described below.
HDBK-343, originally published in 1986, was reviewed and found to be still valid in 1992. We can't due justice to the 79-page document in a blog, but we can give you a brief description of each class and PRICE's interpretation of the platform for those classes.
The PRICE Platform alters the cost estimating relationships (particularly in the development phase) between the groups of hours and cost within the model, and is used to describe the operating specification of the item being costed. For example, as the platform is increased, the amount of design hours (thus cost) changes to a higher proportion of the development cost. This reflects the extra specifications and tests needed to qualify the design for a given operating specification. Electronic and structural complexities are also linked platform. Thus, when considering the platform for a specific HDBK-343 Class, the estimator must also choose appropriate complexities.
Class and Platform Descriptions
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