Low Cost by Design (LCxD) is a network bringing together researchers who seek to explore how good design can lead to lower cost complex system acquisition.

LCxD addresses this challenge through a range of interdisciplinary work which crosses the traditional boundaries of engineering, management and the humanities.

People involved in the network

  • Dr Michael Pryce, Cranfield (network POC,
  • Mr Andrew Dakin, 649 Ltd.
  • Prof. David Andrews, UCL
  • Dr Michael Weatherburn, Imperial College
  • Mr Tim Jefferis, Dstl

Funded projects

  • Costing Future Complex & Novel Projects - Jul 2015-Feb 2017 (EPSRC & Dstl in kind)
  • Air System Programme Data – Mar 2016-Nov 2016 (Dstl/CORDA)
  • Studies in association with BAE Systems regarding Air Defence concepts and requirement drivers - Sept 2016-Nov 2016
  • Policy for Aerospace Industrial Strategy - Feb 2018-July 2019 (Higher Education Innovation Fund)

Network user community

  • BAE Systems MA&I
  • Dstl
  • UK Ministry of Defence (DE&S & FinMilCap)

Advisory members

  • Prof. David Kirkpatrick


Working papers

Papers and presentations

Policy documents

Teaching and learning

LCxD research material is taught on these courses: