January 16, 2012

Budgets - E-8

Identify the product's physical and operational characteristics

A. Scope

Budgets are a status report of the physical and operational characteristics of the product at a given moment in time. They are living documents that are updated almost in real time. This permanent updating means that it possible to check, at any time, that the budgets assigned to the product are being observed.

B. Fundamentals

According to the project progress phases, product budgets shall be estimated (phase A), calculated (phases B/C) or measured (phases C/D).

They shall be established for the following areas:

  • performance,
  • mass, balance, inertia,
  • power ratings,
  • thermal,
  • telemetry / telecommand,
  • computer load,
  • dating,
  • fluids / consumables.

 

They shall be prepared according to the following three phases.

1. Inventory of components

All the known components of the product, that have an effect on the budget, shall be listed from the product tree (see M 5).

2. Data collection

For each component in the inventory, the data necessary for preparing the budget shall be collected from the available technical documentation:

  • the Definition File (DD) (see E 4) for the intrinsic characteristics of the component;
  • the Technical Specification (STB) see E 2) for the specified characteristics;
  • the Interface Verification File (DCI) (see E 5).

 

3. Summary

The budget is the result of a summary of the data collected for all the components.

C. Typical content of a mass budget

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D. Typical content of a power budget

The power budget shall be established for each of the components (equipment items / subsystems / subassemblies) of the product concerned, according to the various operating modes identified for the equipment concerned.

It shall be unambiguously stated whether the budget concerns mean power or maximum power.

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Risks

RisksNon-obtainment of functional performance
Non-resistance to the environment
 RecommandationsDEFINE THE PRODUCT
Definition File
Status reports
BE ABLE TO JUSTIFY THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE STB
Verification Matrix
Justification File
MANUFACTURE AND QUALIFY THE PRODUCT
Assembly, Integration and Test drawing
Integration Procedure
Test Procedure and Report

 

Forms

Activities / documentation

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