FM/ChiefAUG 8 196767-FM-T-59FM/Deputy ChiefMPAD contractual effort provided FSD for software verification
1. As per your request, I have started to check into the MPAD contractual effort provided FSD for software verification. Jack Williams tells me that they do not have anything like 87 people, but more nearly 65. Furthermore, it is anticipated that this number will be reduced in the near future. At present, Lockheed has 43 people involved in developing the environmental programs for the MSC bit-by-bit simulations. The LM simulation is in operation now and the CSM simulation is scheduled for completion August 15. Following that delivery, the Lockheed effort could be cut back by at least 10 or 15 people with the remainder employed on program maintenance and documentation. As I understand it, a review of this task is scheduled for some time this month to establish FSD's requirements more precisely.
2. TRW has about 19 people, although 21 were requested, to actually carry out the program verification tasks. Their assignments have been recently augmented by request for runs for use in RTCC programs with the spacecraft programs. They have also recently been given additional tasks in independent testing of the DAP and the Abort Guidance System. As I understand it, this task is to be reviewed during the week of August 7. But hack does not foresee a reduction possible here.
3. That apparently is the status as of now and I intend to take another look in a couple of weeks. Will let you know.