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Latest NASA Instrument Cost Model (NICM): Version VIThe NASA Instrument Cost Model, NICM, is a suite of tools which allow for probabilistic cost estimation of NASA's space-flight instruments at both the system and subsystem level. NICM also includes the ability to perform cost by analogy as well as joint confidence level (JCL) analysis. The latest version of NICM, Version VI, was released in Spring 2014. This paper will focus on the new features released with NICM VI, which include: 1) The NICM-E cost estimating relationship, which is applicable for instruments flying on Explorer-like class missions; 2) The new cluster analysis ability which, alongside the results of the parametric cost estimation for the user's instrument, also provides a visualization of the user's instrument's similarity to previously flown instruments; and 3) includes new cost estimating relationships for in-situ instruments.
Document ID
20160008251
Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Authors
Mrozinski, Joe (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Habib-Agahi, Hamid (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Fox, George (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Ball, Gary (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
July 1, 2016
Publication Date
August 5, 2014
Subject Category
Instrumentation and Photography
Economics and Cost Analysis
Report/Patent Number
AIAA Paper 2014-4205
Meeting Information
AIAA Space 2014(San Diego, CA)
Distribution Limits
Public
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