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Training Manual for Elements of Interface Definition and ControlThe primary thrust of this manual is to ensure that the format and information needed to control interfaces between equipment are clear and understandable. The emphasis is on controlling the engineering design of the interface and not on the functional performance requirements of the system or the internal workings of the interfacing equipment. Interface control should take place, with rare exception, at the interfacing elements and no further. There are two essential sections of the manual. Chapter 2, Principles of Interface Control, discusses how interfaces are defined. It describes different types of interfaces to be considered and recommends a format for the documentation necessary for adequate interface control. Chapter 3, The Process: Through the Design Phases, provides tailored guidance for interface definition and control. This manual can be used to improve planned or existing interface control processes during system design and development. It can also be used to refresh and update the corporate knowledge base. The information presented herein will reduce the amount of paper and data required in interface definition and control processes by as much as 50 percent and will shorten the time required to prepare an interface control document. It also highlights the essential technical parameters that ensure that flight subsystems will indeed fit together and function as intended after assembly and checkout.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Other - NASA Reference Publication (RP)
Lalli, Vincent R.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH United States)
Kastner, Robert E.
(Vitro Corp. Silver Spring, MD United States)
Hartt, Henry N.
(Vitro Corp. Washington, DC United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1997
Subject Category
Launch Vehicles And Space Vehicles
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.61:1370
Accession Number
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 323-42-02
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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