This article, the first of a three-part series, was extracted from Technical Document (TD 2071) published by the Naval Occan Systems Center in April 1991. Titled "Tailoring Shipboard Environmental Specifications, A Guide "for Navy Program Managers," the document presents a compilation of shipboard environmental data measured over the years. The applicability of the data to the fleet of today is discussed. Methods of tailoring systems specifications and tests for the environments existing at given locations on a variety of Naval ships are also discussed.

This article contains the Introduction, Temperature and Humidity, and Shock sections of TD 2071. Part II of this series will cover part of the TD 2071 treatment of Vibration, Part III will conclude Vibration and include Discussions and Conclusions. It also will present a tailored vibration requirement that a program manager might include in a procurement package for new shipboard systems.

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