TAG uses industry accepted best practices to fully define systems requirements so that we can develop products which meet customer specifications. We may conduct an initial system size, weight, power, and cost study (SWaP-C) to ensure the system meets specific customer requirements. TAG will then analyze functional, budgetary, and schedule requirements. This data is taken and incorporated with any studies that were conducted to develop a Requirements Document that becomes a roadmap for the rest of the engineering, and manufacturing process.
The requirements analysis helps to yield a concrete, understood, and customer-approved Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM). This RTM is used to ensure that the specific system requirements are mapped to components, and deliverables. The actual engineering design is based on a full understanding of a customer’s overall system objectives – environmental, performance, longevity, power consumption, or other specific requirements. This understanding guides the development of a system specification, which becomes the governing document for all subsequent phases of development.