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Procedural
Requirements
NPR 7123.1B
Effective Date: April 18, 2013
Expiration Date: April 18, 2018
COMPLIANCE IS MANDATORY

(NASA Only)

Subject: NASA Systems Engineering Processes and Requirements

Responsible Office: Office of the Chief Engineer


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Table of Contents

Preface

P.1 Purpose
P.2 Applicability
P.3 Authority
P.4 Applicable Documents and Forms
P.5 Measurement/Verification
P.6 Cancellation

Chapter 1. Introduction

1.1 Background
1.2 Framework for Systems Engineering Procedural Requirements
1.3 Framework for Systems Engineering Capability
1.4 Document Organization

Chapter 2. Institutional and Programmatic Requirements

2.1 Roles and Responsibilities
2.2 Tailoring and Customization

Chapter 3. Requirements for Common Technical Processes

3.1 Introduction
3.2 Requirements for the Common Technical Processes

Chapter 4. NASA Systems Engineering Activities on Contracted Projects

4.1 Introduction
4.2 Activities Prior to Contract Award
4.3 During Contract Performance
4.4 Contract Completion

Chapter 5. Systems Engineering Life-cycle and Technical Reviews

5.1 Life Cycle
5.2 Life-cycle and Technical Review Requirements
5.3 Completion of Life-cycle Reviews

Chapter 6. Systems Engineering Management Plan

6.1 Systems Engineering Management Plan Function
6.2 Roles and Responsibilities

Appendix A. Definitions
Appendix B. Acronyms
Appendix C. Practices for Common Technical Processes
Appendix D. Systems Engineering Management Plan
Appendix E. Technology Readiness Levels
Appendix F. Technical Product Maturity Terminology
Appendix G. Life-cycle and Technical Review Entrance and Success Criteria
Appendix H. Compliance Matrices

H.1 Compliance Matrix for Centers
H.2 Compliance Matrix for Programs/Projects

Appendix I. References
Appendix J. Index

Table of Figures

Figure 1-1 - Hierarchy of Related Documents
Figure 1-2 - Documentation Relationships
Figure 1 3 - SE Framework
Figure 3 1 - Systems Engineering (SE) Engine
Figure 3-2 - Application of SE Engine Common Technical Processes Within System Structure
Figure 5 1 - NASA Uncoupled and Loosely Coupled Program Life Cycle
Figure 5-2 - NASA Tightly Coupled Program Life Cycle
Figure 5-3 - NASA Single-Project Program Life Cycle
Figure 5 4 - The NASA Project Life Cycle
Figure A-1 - Enabling Product Relationship to End Products
Figure C 1 - Stakeholder Expectation Definition Process
Figure C 2 - Technical Requirements Definition Process
Figure C 3 - Logical Decomposition Process
Figure C-4 - Design Solution Definition Process
Figure C 5 - Sequencing of Product Realization Processes
Figure C 6 - Product Implementation Process
Figure C 7 - Product Integration Process
Figure C 8 - Product Verification Process
Figure C 9 - Product Validation Process
Figure C 10 - Product Transition Process
Figure C 11 - Technical Planning Process
Figure C-12 - Requirements Management Process
Figure C-13 - Interface Management Process
Figure C-14 - Technical Risk Management Process
Figure C-15 - Configuration Management Process
Figure C-16 - Technical Data Management Process
Figure C 17 - Technical Assessment Process
Figure C 18 - Decision Analysis Process
Figure D-1 - Systems Engineering Management Plan Title Page

Table of Tables

Table 5-1 - SE Product Maturity
Table G-1 - SRR Entrance and Success Criteria for a Program
Table G-2 - SDR Entrance and Success Criteria for a Program
Table G-3 - MCR Entrance and Success Criteria
Table G-4 - SRR Entrance and Success Criteria
Table G-5 - MDR/SDR Entrance and Success Criteria
Table G-6 - PDR Entrance and Success Criteria
Table G-7 - CDR Entrance and Success Criteria
Table G-8 - PRR Entrance and Success Criteria
Table G-9 - SIR Entrance and Success Criteria
Table G-10 - TRR Entrance and Success Criteria
Table G-11 - SAR Entrance and Success Criteria
Table G-12 - ORR Entrance and Success Criteria
Table G-13 - FRR Entrance and Success Criteria
Table G-14 - PLAR Entrance and Success Criteria
Table G-15 - CERR Entrance and Success Criteria
Table G-16 - PFAR Entrance and Success Criteria
Table G-17 - DR Entrance and Success Criteria
Table G-18 - Disposal Readiness Review Entrance and Success Criteria
Table G-19 - Peer Review Entrance and Success Criteria
Table G-20 - PIR/PSR Entrance and Success Criteria


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