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    What documents makes up an allocated baseline? or is there a document that goes into much more detail / specifics on the subject.


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    Check MILITARY HANDBOOK CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT GUIDANCE MIL-HDBK-61A 
     
    The system engineering process uses the "requirements loop" and "the design loop" in an iterative analytic approach to make operational, requirements and design decisions at successively lower levels. As this process iterates, requirements are defined, documented, and approved within the CM process in the form of performance specifications for the Functional baseline, and for the Allocated baselines for specific components of the system identified as configuration items (CI). 

    The allocated baseline is the set of requirements that feeds the System Design Specification (SDS) which shall be used to develop the technical performance specifications of the Request for a Proposal (RFP) at Gate 5 (Milestone B).
    The allocated baseline is, in reality, a composite of a series of allocated baselines.  Each allocated baseline consists of the Allocated Configuration Documentation (ACD) which is the current approved performance oriented documentation governing the development of a configuration item (CI), in which each CI specification:

    • Defines the functional and interface characteristics that are allocated from those of the system or higher level CI.
    • Establishes the verification required to demonstrate achievement of its functional characteristics.
    • Delineates necessary interface requirements with other associated CIs, and
    • Establishes design constraints, if any, such as component standardization, use of inventory items, and acquisition logistics support requirements.
    Allocated baseline definition - The current approved performance oriented documentation, for a CI to be developed, which describes the functional and interface characteristics that are allocated from those of the higher level CI and the verification required to demonstrate achievement of those specified characteristics.
    Allocated configuration documentation describes the configuration item's functional, performance, interoperability, and interface requirements that are allocated from those of a system or higher level configuration item; interface requirements with interfacing configuration items; and the verifications required to confirm the achievement of those specified requirements. The allocated baseline describes a subsystem functional, performance, interoperability, and interface requirements that are allocated from those of the system or a higher level sub-system.  It includes:

    –  Assembly and component interface specifications
    –  Subsystem specifications
    –  Assembly specifications
    –  Integrated database that captures the design, data, models and tools used, metrics, changes, design rationale, and other pertinent information on decisions or clarification made to subsystem requirements
    The establishment of a set of final item-level design requirements represents the definition of the allocated baseline for the system.
    The allocated baseline correlates to the second and lower levels of the work breakdown structure.
     
     Even though the contractor's Allocated Baseline Documentation may be quite different from that described by the 2009 Navy Technical Review Manual provided to the team, the contractor may tailor his space program Allocated Baseline to meet the general requirements of the 2009 Navy Technical Review Manual which is the current Systems Engineering Technical Review (SETR) manual.  The 2009 Navy Technical Review Manual, as amplified by MIL-HDBK-61A for Configuration Management of CIs, does provide general configuration item (CI) specifications/documents that define the framework for an Allocated Baseline. 
     
    Each specific configuration item (CI) specification/document may be at different levels of technical maturity, but the level of system technical maturity for an Allocated Baseline at Preliminary Design Review (PDR) would be when nominally 15 percent of the design drawings have been released from engineering to manufacturing per the Marine Corps Technical Review Handbook Version 1.03 of Aug 2008.

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