For many years, analysts have been collecting information on the cost of producing hardware. Over time, it has been shown that unit costs of a product typically decrease as the total production quantity increases. The study of this effect has led to numerous models and theories to predict the cost of product over time for a production program. Often these algorithms fall into a general category of Learning Curve analysis. once thought to model the increased learning in the hands-on personnel, Learning Curve analysis is now used to envelope cost improvements due to many facets of a continuing production program.