DO-254 Complex Hardware Development & Certification
What Phase is Your DO-254 Project In?
Project Planning Phase
At the start of the DO-254 Electronic Hardware life cycle, and after the Safety Assessment processes and analyses have established the design assurance level of the AEH product, the DO-254 Planning Phase begins. The purpose of this phase is to define the means by which the requirements are converted into hardware item with an acceptable amount of evidence of assurance that the item will safely perform its intended functions. This Electronic Hardware Planning Process involves creating plans and standards to govern the development, verification, configuration management, quality assurance, and delivery of electronic hardware in compliance with DO-254 guidelines. In this phase, the following objectives must be addressed for compliance:
- The Hardware Design Lifecycle processes are defined.
- Standards are selected and defined.
- The hardware development and verification environments are selected or defined.
- The means of compliance of the hardware design assurance objectives, including stategies identified using guidance, are proposed to the certification
Execution of the phase will generate the Plan for Hardware Aspects of Certification (PHAC), Hardware Design Plan (HDP), Hardware Verification Plan (HVP), Hardware Configuration Management Plan (HCMP), Hardware Process Assurance Plan (HPAP), Hardware Requirements, Design, & Implementation Standards (HRDIS) documents are written and reviewed in preparation for the first Stage of Involvement (SOI) Audit with the Certification Authority. These documents are explained in further detail below.
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Plan Hardware Aspects of Certification (PHAC)
The purpose of this document is to provide DO-254 planning for hardware development, configuration management, process assurance, verification, and standards. This document will be referenced throughout the entire development lifecycle of the hardware item. This document conveys all ideas of what the company seeking certification plans to do in the development process for the hardware item. This document applies only to the design and verification of the hardware item for which it is written. At a minimum the PHAC should include:
- System Overview
- Hardware Overview
- Certification Considerations
- Hardware Design Lifecycle
- Hardware Design Lifecycle Data
- Additional Considerations
- Alternative Methods