A comprehensive cost model for NASA data archivingA simple archive cost model has been developed to help predict NASA's archiving costs. The model covers data management activities from the beginning of the mission through launch, acquisition, and support of retrospective users by the long-term archive; it is capable of determining the life cycle costs for archived data depending on how the data need to be managed to meet user requirements. The model, which currently contains 48 equations with a menu-driven user interface, is available for use on an IBM PC or AT.
Green, J. L. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Klenk, K. F. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Treinish, L. A. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)