Documentation For Testing Programs

Pages from MIL-STD-810G Part I-2 documentationDocumentation on page 9 of MIL-STD-810G states:

“1.1 Purpose

This standard contains materiel acquisition program planning and engineering direction for considering the influences that environmental stresses have on materiel throughout all phases of its service life. It is important to note that this document does not impose design or test specifications. Rather, it describes the environmental tailoring process that results in realistic materiel designs and test methods based on materiel system performance requirements.”

Tailoring is emphasized by MIL-STD-810G and many other environmental and dynamic test standards.  The Merriam-Webster’s dictionary definition (as it pertains to this subject) for the word “Tailoring” is:

“the making or adapting of something to suit a particular purpose”

Documentation for testing is critical to a successful and repeatable test program.

CVG Strategy can help with any of these areas, and we have a specialized process to use the guidance from MIL-STD-810G and apply it to any test and qualification program for any product standard.

Our approach uses the scientific method to create a basis for the test program using Task 402 from MIL-STD-810G and deliver a Life Cycle Environmental Profile (LCEP).  This important documentation describes the product life from factory to use, its intended use environments, its induced and natural environmental factors which could effect its use and the recommended tests necessary to qualify it.  Many companies take a set of test requirements and only test to those requirements when Task 402 in MIL-STD-810G specifically allows you to take those customer or project driven test standards as inputs to your LCEP.  Tailoring is allowed in MIL-STD-810G and DOD Project Managers realize this, and the LCEP is your justification.

Our Environmental Protection Evaluation Report is documentation that you can use to review with your design team to ensure that the product will have the best change to pass its test.

Test Plans are documentation that explains how the test lab or analysis is to be performed.  Remember, test standards are not procedures!

Our documentation work can fit in on any portion of this definition:

Enviornmental Test Program Tailoring Guidance 072713 documentationWe have experience writing the following types of documentation.  They can be applied to any product qualification or testing standard.

  1. Life Cycle Environmental Profiles (LCEP) in accordance with MIL-STD-810G Task 402 with Product Test Plan Matrix
  2. Environmental Protection Evaluations (EPE) Report
  3. Compliance by Analysis (CA) Report
  4. Detailed Environmental Test Plans (DETP) in accordance with MIL-STD-810G Task 405
  5. Test Summaries
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