DSTL uses SEER and Galorath's new CostIQ (Case based reasoning estimation) to rapidly generate estimates of Unmanned Air Vehicles. They are looking to reduce costs and increase the viability of estimates.
They need to understand the trade space of different system concepts and cost them to see how far they have to relax the capability until it is affordable.
CostIQ is allowing them to generate a complete estimate and detailed Work Breakdown Structure by describing performance based characteristics of a system. In UAVs, for example, reusability or not, range, payload, etc. are key drivers.
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