The purpose of the study guidance is to facilitate high caliber analysis, fair treatment of the options, and decision-quality outcomes to inform the MDA at the next milestone. AoA study guidance is developed to address the critical areas that the decision makers want explored during the AoA. The guidance provides direction to the study team to plan and execute the study. It typically directs the study team to explore the tradespace in performance, schedule, risk, and cost across a full range of options to address validated capability requirements. Additionally, the guidance has specific questions to be answered that are designed to highlight important aspects of the tradespace.