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Assurance Process: Complex Electronics Life Cycle Activities

The assurance process for complex electronics defines activities that are performed at each life cycle phase. Specific activities are described in each phase section (e.g. planning or requirements) that are appropriate for that phase.

Each phase sub-section (e.g. testing) has at least three pages:

  • An overview page that describes activities for the phase. Standard items on this page are:
    • Process flow graphic
    • Entrance and exit criteria
    • Roles and responsibilities
    • Document list
    • Sub-section site map
  • A developer activities page. This page describes the activities that the engineering side will follow.
  • An assurance activities page. Standard items on this page are:
    • A tailoring guide that maps the activities to the three classifications (high, moderate, and low).
    • A description of the tasks and analyses for this phase.
  • Some phases will have additional pages that cover issues related to the particular phase. The pages will be linked to from the overview page.

Each sub-section uses a horizontal navigation bar to select the overview, developer, or assurance pages.

Each phase has a "Print this Section" navigation link on the left side of the page. Selecting this button will pop up a new window with the text for that phase (all three pages and any additional information) in a format appropriate for printing.

Note: The V&V (Verification and Validation) sub-section is different from the others. V&V is not a phase, but a collection of activities performed throughout the life cycle. The V&V section provides an overview of the various V&V activities, which are then described in more detail in the appropriate life cycle section.

 

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Curator: Richard Plastow
NASA Official: Cynthia Calhoun
Last Updated: 01/30/2008