Schedule Estimating Relationships for Air-Launched Missiles

  • Bruce Harmon
  • Lisa Ward
Conference paper


Representatives of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) are responsible for review of service acquisition programs prior to their inclusion in the defense program that is submitted to the president and subsequently to Congress. Part of this process involves the review of proposed acquisition schedules. This paper documents research into methods for assessing the reasonableness of proposed acquisition schedules for air-launched-missile programs. Such methods should reproduce typical schedules while accounting for schedule variations among programs. Variations may be due to a variety of factors, such as the acquisition strategy embodied in the programs and the technical characteristics of the missile.


Guidance System Flight Test Schedule Interval Production Delivery Program Length 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce Harmon
    • 1
  • Lisa Ward
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Defense AnalysesAlexandriaUSA
  2. 2.General Electric AerospaceSpringfieldUSA

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