DAU GLOSSARY DEFINITION
Documentation describing all of the necessary functional and physical characteristics of the Configuration Item (CI), the selected functional and physical characteristics designated for production acceptance testing, and tests necessary for deployment/installation, operation, support, training, and disposal of the CI. The initial product baseline is usually established and put under configuration control at each CI's Critical Design Review (CDR), culminating in an initial product baseline at the system-level CDR. The system product baseline is finalized and validated at the Physical Configuration Audit (PCA).
Mainly describe by a set of item detail specifications and the associated technical data package (TDPs) of the lower level configuration items (CIs). Designate the configuration item build requirements for each of the lower level configuration items. It includes physical characteristics, materials, manufacturing processes, and manufacturing equipment requirements of each of the lower level configuration items.
The product baseline is a snap shot of the item detail specifications and TDPs. It is the bottom level of the three technical baselines. The initial product baseline is usually established and put under configuration control at each configuration item's (hardware and software) critical design review (CDR), culminating in the system product baseline established at the system-level CDR. The product baseline is finalized and validated at the physical configuration audit (PCA)The final product baseline is used by the manufactures for the full rate production.