AIR FORCE - SMC-S-010
Technical Requirements for Electronic Parts, Materials, and Processes Used in Space Vehicles
|Publication Date:||12 April 2013|
This document establishes the minimum technical requirements for electronic parts, materials, and processes (electronic PMP) used in the design, development, and fabrication of space and launch vehicles. Application information, design and construction information, and quality assurance provisions are provided herein. All electronic PMP selected for use in space and launch vehicles shall meet the requirements specified herein, unless otherwise approved by the program. Either the contractor or its subcontractors may accomplish these requirements. However, the prime contractor has the responsibility for ensuring all requirements are met.
This document establishes the baseline performance requirements for electronic PMP and the quality and reliability assurance requirements, which must be met for their acquisition. Detailed requirements, specific characteristics of electronic PMP, and other provisions which are sensitive to the particular intended use will be specified within the device specification.
Quality assurance requirements outlined herein are for all electronic PMP built or performed on a manufacturing line that is controlled through a manufacturer's Quality Management (QM). Several levels of product assurance including Radiation Hardness Assurance (RHA) are provided for in this specification.
ORDER OF PRECEDENCE.
In the event of conflict between the text of this document and the references cited herein (except for device specifications), the text of this document shall take precedence. Nothing in this document, however, supersedes applicable laws and regulations unless a specific exemption has been obtained.
APPLICATION OF THE DOCUMENT.
This document is intended for use in acquisition of space and launch vehicles. This document should be cited in the contract statement of work and may be tailored by the acquisition activity for the specific application or program.
Implementation and changes, or modifications to the requirements of this document shall be accomplished in accordance with TOR-2006(8583)-5235 (Parts, Materials, and Processes Control Program for Space and Launch Vehicles), the provisions and authority of the PMP Management, and the requirements of the program
This document should be cited in the program-specific contract requirements for PMP. This document is intended for use in all USAF Space and Missile Systems Center and DDSE acquisitions for space... View More
This document should be cited in the program-specific contract requirements for PMP. This document is intended for use in all USAF Space and Missile Systems Center and DDSE acquisitions for space vehicles, payloads, and for their subtier equipments.
The requirements in the text of this document state the application requirements for all electronic parts used in a space program. These application requirements include derating requirements, end-of-life limitations, mounting requirements, and other requirements intended to ensure the high reliability of the parts when used in space equipment.
The requirements in the text of this document are also intended to be the basis for preparing detailed part, material, and process specifications for the purchase of parts and materials for use in space. These requirements include the design, construction, and quality assurance requirements that are necessary for space-level PMP. The requirements included supersede or supplement requirements in existing general military specifications to ensure the necessary performance in the space environment and the necessary quality and reliability for space use.
For the convenience of everyone using this document, and also using TOR-2006(8583)-5235 (Parts, Materials, and Processes Control Program for Space Vehicles), the definitions of common key terms are the same for both.
Contracts for ground equipment (e.g., control segments and user segments of space systems) usually apply other part specifications for equipment in those segments unless it is determined that a tailored application of this document would be more appropriate for the reliability or standardization objectives of the program. Note that many space acquisition contracts include both space and ground equipment, so care should be taken to ensure that the applicability of this document is clearly stated in the program specifications.
There may be acquisition contracts for other types of equipment requiring high reliability where the special requirements stated in this document should be applied. For those acquisition contracts, this document may be cited to specify the applicable requirements. However, a statement should be included in the contract or the program specifications indicating that the words "space" in this document are to be interpreted as the applicable equipment. The requirements in this document would then be interpreted as applying to the PMP requirements for the acquisition of the applicable equipment. The use of such wording could avoid any possible misinterpretation or misapplication.View Less