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Unformatted text preview: tements of compliance information as to any non-compliance or acceptance by means other than the method identified, such as a waiver. Verification Procedures. The verification procedures are documents that provide step-by-step instructions for performing a given verification activity. The procedure is tailored to the verification activity that is to be performed to satisfy a requirement, and could be a test, demonstration, or any other verification-related activity. The procedure is NASA Systems Engineering Handbook Integrating Engineering Specialties Into the Systems Engineering Process written to satisfy requirements defined by the VRSD, and is submitted prior to the Test Readiness Review (TRR) or the start of the verification activity in which the procedure is used. (See sidebar on TRRs.) Procedures are also used to verify the acceptance of facilities, electrical and mechanical ground support equipment, and special test equipment. The information generally contained in a procedure is as follows, but it may vary according to the activity and test article: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Nomenclature and identification of the test article or material Identification of test configuration and any differences from flight configuration Identification of objectives and criteria established for the test by the applicable verification specifica tion Characteristics and design criteria to be inspected or tested, including values, with tolerances, for acceptance or rejection Description, in sequence, of steps and operations to be taken Identification of computer software required Identification of measuring, test, and recording equipment to be used, specifying range, accuracy, and type Certification that required computer test programs/support equipment and software have been verified prior to use with flight hardware Any special instructions for operating data recording equipment or other automated test equipment as applicable Layouts, schematics, or diagrams showing identification, location, and interconnection of test equipment, test articles, and measuring points Identification of hazardous situations or operations Precautions and safety instructions to ensure safety of personnel and prev...
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