A.3.6 Environmental conditions
Where applicable, this
paragraph should specify environments that the entity is expected to
experience in shipment, storage, service, and use. For entities that
include software, these requirements would define the environment in which the
Computer Software Configuration Item (CSCI) would operate, such as the
computer hardware or the operating system on which the CSCI must run.
Where applicable, it specifies whether the system will be required to
withstand, or be protected against, specified environmental conditions.
In addition, it provides a description of the electromagnetic environment in
which the system must operate effectively and the external environments in
which the item must survive. Where applicable, this paragraph should
specify requirements pertaining to nuclear survivability. Where systems
must survive the initial nuclear weapons effects phase, it should specify
permissible deviations from system performance characteristics after exposure
to nuclear detonation environments. It should specify performance
requirements for mechanical configurations, optical components, electronic or
electrical circuits and electronic components. Subparagraphs should be
included as necessary to cover environmental conditions such as climate,
shock, vibration, noise, noxious gases, chemical agents, biological agents,
and nuclear weapons effects.