12.6.3 Engineering and
Manufacturing Development (EMD) Phase Planning
Essential differences between the previous phase and the EMD
During validation, the realism of reliability
requirements must be established, system trade-offs made, and systemic
reliability problems identified and eliminated.
||During EMD, the requirements are firm,
and the program geared toward implementing final design
decisions and providing adequate demonstration tests to ensure that
reliability requirements will be
During the early part of EMD, the contractor should prepare
reliability test plans which are important key program documents. Such plans
provide the execution details of any planned reliability demonstration tests.
Together with unambiguous requirements, carefully planned reliability tests
are essential elements during the EMD phase.
It is essential that, during EMD,
adequate budgeting be provided for both the government and contractor to
perform the necessary reliability program functions. All too often, budgeting
for these activities is not given proper priority in the total program budget