KSC-DE-512-SM REV L W/CHG 2
FACILITY SYSTEMS, GROUND SUPPORT SYSTEMS, AND GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT GENERAL DESIGN REQUIREMENTS
|Publication Date:||23 June 2014|
KSC-DE-512-SM establishes requirements and guidance for design and fabrication of ground systems (GS) that includes: ground support equipment (GSE), ground support systems (GSS), and facility ground support systems (F-GSS) to provide uniform methods and processes for design and development of robust, safe, reliable, maintainable, supportable, and cost-effective GS in support of space flight and institutional programs and projects. This standard is intended to supplement the minimum requirements of NASA-STD-5005 by applying more stringent, restrictive, or demanding requirements applicable to the specific KSC environment. This standard also provides requirements for GSS and F-GSS because these systems are not covered in NASA-STD-5005.
The applicability of KSC-DE-512-SM relative to other NASA and industry design standards is shown graphically in Figure 1.
a. This standards manual applies to all new GS for programs and projects assigned to KSC.
b. KSC-DE-512-SM establishes minimum design requirements for ground systems, as defined herein, for NASA programs and projects assigned to KSC. This standards manual is intended to establish uniform engineering best practices and methods in the design, documentation, procurement, fabrication, assembly, test, and installation of ground systems to support KSC operations.
c. This standards manual is required for use by KSC design entities and their support contractors and may be cited in contracts, projects, and other documents as necessary to provide a technical requirement.
d. Rationale and guidance are provided in italic text after the requirement where more definition is needed.
e. The requirements of this standard are optional for hardware used only at manufacturing, development, or test sites but are required for hardware used at launch, landing, and retrieval sites.
f. A program may invoke additional requirements that differ from the requirements stated herein. These requirements will be evaluated and approved for use by the KSC Engineering and Technology Directorate Technical Authority. See KSC-PLN-5400 and paragraph 1.3.
g. KSC Directorates are responsible to invoke this standards manual for design and development of ground systems. KSC Directorates have responsibilities described as follows:
(1) Engineering and Safety and Mission Assurance (S&MA) have the responsibility to determine categories or types of GS (e.g., critical vs. noncritical) and any additional requirements resulting from these categories or types.
(2) Center Operations, Protective Services Branch, Authority Having Jurisdiction, has the responsibility and authority to define hazardous areas and approve designs that provide equipment to these areas.
h. This standards manual applies to the following ground systems (see paragraph 3.2):
(1) ground support equipment,
(2) ground support systems,
(3) facility ground support systems,
(4) special test equipment, and
(5) modifications to commercial off-the-shelf (i.e., modified off-the-shelf [MOTS]).
i. NASA-STD-5005 may be applied by the governing program for GSE provided by entities other than KSC.
j. This standards manual does not apply to the following:
(1) tools (standard shop),
(2) facilities and utilities (in-house and architect & engineering [A&E] firms), or
(3) commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) equipment.
KSC-DE-512-SM does not cover the design and fabrication of tools, facilities and utilities, and COTS equipment. However, other KSC standards and industry standards may apply to these designs.
k. The Technical Authority determines the classification of equipment listed in paragraphs 1.2.h, 1.2.i, and 1.2.j.