LCARS

Acronym for Library Computer Access and Retrieval System, the common user interface of 24th century computer systems, based on verbal and graphically enhanced keyboard/display input and output. The graphical interface adapts to the task which is supposed to be performed, allowing for maximum ease-of-use. The Akira Class operates on LCARS build version 5.2 to account for increases in processor speed and power, and limitations discovered in the field in earlier versions, and increased security.

Access Codes

Access to all Starfleet computer systems is highly regulated. A standard set of authorization codes have been programmed into the starboard and engineering computer cores of all ships in order to stop any undesired access to the systems.

• ALPHA-ONE
Unlimited access to all ship's records, systems and computers. No access to ship localized command functions.

• ALPHA-TWO
Unlimited access to all ship's records, systems, commands and computers.

• BETA-ONE
Unlimited access to all ship's records, and computers. Limited access to command functions (except if stated otherwise by Commanding Officer). Access to ship systems is limited to duty related functions.

• BETA-TWO
Unlimited access to all ship's records, systems and computers. Limited access to command functions (except if stated otherwise by Commanding Officer).

• DELTA-ONE
Limited access to all ship's records, and computers. Access limited to job related functions.
Data Access Levels

• DELTA-TWO
Limited access to all ship's records, systems, commands and computers. Access Limited to duty related functions.

Access to all Starfleet data is highly regulated. A standard set of access levels have been programmed into the starboard and engineering computer cores of all ships in order to stop any undesired access to confidential data.

• LEVEL 5
Unlimited access to all classified, secret, top-secret, ultra-secret Starfleet or Federation documents and records.

• LEVEL 4
Limited access to all classified, secret, top-secret Starfleet or Federation documents and records. Access is limited on a 'need to know' basis.

• LEVEL 3
Limited access to all classified and secret Starfleet or Federation documents and records. Access is limited on a 'need to know' basis.

• LEVEL 2
Limited access to all Starfleet or Federation documents and records. Access is limited on a 'need to know' basis.

• LEVEL 1
Limited access to Starfleet or Federation documents and records. Access is limited to job related elements.

Post Security Level

• Admirals and Above ALPHA-TWO, Level 5

• Commanding Officer ALPHA-TWO, Level 4

• Executive Officer ALPHA-TWO, Level 4

• Chief Operations Officer ALPHA-ONE, Level 3

• Intelligence Officer BETA-TWO, Level 4

• Chief Medical Officer BETA-ONE, Level 3

• Mission Operations Officer BETA-ONE, Level 3

• Chief Engineering Officer BETA-TWO, Level 3

• Tactical Officer BETA-ONE, Level 3

• Flight Control Officer BETA-ONE, Level 3

• Other Personnel DELTA-TWO, Level 2
 

USS Tomcat Science Department

Science Division


The USS Tomcat science division consists of the corps of officers who specialize in both scientific and medical research and control functions aboard the USS Tomcat. Members of the sciences division specialized in sensors, research, theoretical and physical laboratory work, biological studies, and also as technicians, medics, and surgeons.

Officers who belonged to the sciences division sometimes wore the division color of a department other than that in which they specialized. For example, if a science officer became a department head, he might have worn the colors of command or if he had a dual specialty in an operations division department, an alternate color might have been worn. On the uniforms used from 2350’onward, blue had again become the sciences division color. Since the USS Tomcat is attached to the Star Fleet Marine Corps, Marines in the science division are denoted with a blue strip on their uniforms.


Science officers are responsible for observing and theorizing explanations for strange or seemingly unexplainable circumstances. The science officer is also responsible for sensor readings. General survey parties require the direction of the science officer. In a medical emergency, the findings of the science officer are heavily relied upon. The science officer is required to keep sufficient data. They are also required to supply the commanding officer with all reports, observations, and speculations that might have affected the safety of their vessel.

Science laboratories plus a number of dedicated facilities studying different disciplines. The science laboratories aboard an Akira-class starship include:-


  • Astronomical  
  • Astrophysics lab
  • Stellar cartography lab
  • Stellar Cartography view screen (holographic)
  • Stellar dynamics
  • Planetary sciences
  • Geological lab
  • Physical sciences
  • Engineering lab
  • Quantum mechanics
  • The sickbay lab
  • Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Cybernetics lab
  • Exobiology
  • Arboretum
  • Hydroponics
  • Cetacean Ops
  • Biomedical lab
  • Med labs one through four
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Archeology lab
  • Tactical lab
Science Department and remote sensors. The Science department is smaller than most exploratory vessels due to its main combat role. However the Akira class is capable of performingexploratory and reconnaissance missions and is equipped with a full sensor array with primary secondary and tertiary labs located on decks 5 and 6.
Personnel
Science Department and remote Sensors

The Science department is smaller than most exploratory vessels due to its main combat role. However the Akira class is capable of performing exploratory and reconnaissance missions and is equipped with a full sensor array with primary secondary and tertiary labs located on decks 5 and 6.

Sensor Systems

Long range and navigation sensors are located behind the main deflector dish, to avoid sensor "ghosts" and other detrimental effects consistent with main deflector dish milli-cochrane static field output. Lateral sensor pallets are located around the rim of the entire starship, providing full coverage in all standard scientific fields, but with emphasis in the following areas:-

1. Astronomical phenomena
2. Planetary analysis
3. Remote life-form analysis
4. EM scanning
5. Passive neutrino scanning
6. Parametric subspace field stress (a scan to search for cloaked ships)
7. Thermal variances
8. Quasi-stellar material

Each sensor pallet (twenty-four in all) can be interchanged and re-calibrated with any other pallet on the ship. Warp Current sensor: This is an independent subspace graviton field-current scanner, allowing the Akira Class to track ships at high warp by locking onto the eddy currents from the threat ship's warp field, then follow the currents by using multi-model image mapping.

Tactical Sensors

There are twenty-eight independent tactical sensors on the Akira Class. Each sensor automatically tracks and locks onto incoming hostile vessels and reports bearing, aspect, distance, and vulnerability percentage to the tactical station on the main bridge. Each tactical sensor is approximately 84% efficient against ECM, and can operate fairly well in particle flux nebulae (which has been hitherto impossible).
Stellar Cartography

One stellar cartography bay is located on deck 14, with direct EPS power feed from engineering. All information is directed to the bridge and can be displayed on any console or the main viewscreen. The Chief Science Officer's office is located next to the Stellar Cartography bay on Deck 5.

Probes

A probe is a device that contains a number of general purpose or mission specific sensors and can be launched from a starship for closer examination of objects in space.

There are nine different classes of probes, which vary in sensor types, power, and performance ratings. The spacecraft frame of a probe consists of molded duranium-tritanium and pressure-bonded lufium boronate, with sensor windows of triple layered transparent aluminum. With a warhead attached, a probe becomes a photon torpedo. The standard equipment of all nine types of probes are instruments to detect and analyze all normal EM and subspace bands, organic and inorganic chemical compounds, atmospheric constituents, and mechanical force properties. All nine types are capable of surviving a powered atmospheric entry, but only three are specially designed for aerial maneuvering and soft landing. These ones can also be used for spatial burying. Many probes can be real-time controlled and piloted from a starship to investigate an environment dangerous hostile or otherwise inaccessible for an away-team.

Class I Sensor Probe

Range: 2 x 10^5 kilometers
Delta-v limit: 0.5c
Powerplant: Vectored deuterium microfusion propulsion
Sensors: Full EM/Subspace and interstellar chemistry pallet for in-space applications.
Telemetry: 12,500 channels at 12 megawatts.
Class II Sensor Probe

Range: 4 x 10^5 kilometers
Delta-v limit: 0.65c
Powerplant: Vectored deuterium microfusion propulsion, extended deuterium fuel supply
Sensors: Same instrumentation as Class I with addition of enhanced long-range particle and field detectors and imaging system
Telemetry: 15,650 channels at 20 megawatts.

Class III Planetary Probe

Range: 1.2 x 10^6 kilometers
Delta-v limit: 0.65c
Powerplant: Vectored deuterium microfusion propulsion
Sensors: Terrestrial and gas giant sensor pallet with material sample and return capability; onboard chemical analysis submodule
Telemetry: 13,250 channels at ~15 megawatts.
Additional data: Limited SIF hull reinforcement. Full range of terrestrial soft landing to subsurface penetration missions; gas giant atmosphere missions survivable to 450 bar pressure. Limited terrestrial loiter time.

Class IV Stellar Encounter Probe

Range: 3.5 x 10^6 kilometers
Delta-v limit: 0.6c
Powerplant: Vectored deuterium microfusion propulsion supplemented with continuum driver coil and extended deuterium supply
Sensors: Triply redundant stellar fields and particle detectors, stellar atmosphere analysis suite.
Telemetry: 9,780 channels at 65 megawatts.
Additional data: Six ejectable/survivable radiation flux subprobes. Deployable for nonstellar energy phenomena.

Class V Medium-Range Reconnaissance Probe

Range: 4.3 x 10^10 kilometers
Delta-v limit: Warp 2
Powerplant: Dual-mode matter/antimatter engine; extended duration sublight plus limited duration at warp
Sensors: Extended passive data-gathering and recording systems; full autonomous mission execution and return system
Telemetry: 6,320 channels at 2.5 megawatts.
Additional data: Planetary atmosphere entry and soft landing capability. Low observatory coatings and hull materials. Can be modified for tactical applications with addition of custom sensor countermeasure package.

Class VI Comm Relay/Emergency Beacon

Range: 4.3 x 10^10 kilometers
Delta-v limit: 0.8c
Powerplant: Microfusion engine with high-output MHD power tap
Sensors: Standard pallet
Telemetry/Comm: 9,270 channel RF and subspace transceiver operating at 350 megawatts peak radiated power. 360 degree omni antenna coverage, 0.0001 arc-second high-gain antenna pointing resolution.

Class VII Remote Culture Study Probe

Range: 4.5 x 10^8 kilometers
Delta-v limit: Warp 1.5
Powerplant: Dual-mode matter/antimatter engine
Sensors: Passive data gathering system plus subspace transceiver
Telemetry: 1,050 channels at 0.5 megawatts.
Additional data: Applicable to civilizations up to technology level III. Low observability.

Class VIII Medium-Range Multi-mission Warp Probe

Range: 1.2 x 10^2 light-years
Delta-v limit: Warp 9
Powerplant: Matter/antimatter warp field sustainer engine; duration of 6.5 hours at warp 9; MHD power supply tap for sensors and subspace transceiver
Sensors: Standard pallet plus mission-specific modules
Telemetry: 4,550 channels at 300 megawatts.

Class IX Long-Range Multi-mission Warp Probe

Range: 7.6 x 10^2 light-years
Delta-v limit: Warp 9
Powerplant: Matter/antimatter warp field sustainer engine; duration of 12 hours at warp 9; extended fuel supply for warp 8 maximum flight duration of 14 days
Sensors: Standard pallet plus mission-specific modules
Telemetry: 6,500 channels at 230 megawatts.
Additional data: Limited payload capacity; isolinear memory storage of 3,400 kiloquads; fifty-channel transponder echo. Typical application is emergency-log/message capsule on homing trajectory to nearest starbase or known Starfleet vessel position.

Additional data: Applications vary from galactic particles and fields research to early-warning reconnaissance missions. coatings and hull materials. Maximum loiter time: 3.5 months. Low-impact molecular destruct package tied to anti-tamper detectors.

Additional data: Extended deuterium supply for transceiver power generation and planetary orbit plane changes.
Computer Systems.

Number of computer cores: Two; The primary core one occupies space on decks 7, 8 and 9 far astern. The secondary, emergency core is much smaller than the first and is located adjacent to Environmental Control on Deck 16.


Type: The updated Computer cores found on the Akira class are newer versions of the Galaxy Class Isolinear Processing cores. The system is powered by a smaller, regulated EPS conduit directly from the warp core. Cooling of the isolinear loop is accomplished by a regenerative liquid nitrogen loop, which has been refit to allow a delayed-venting heat storage unit for "Silent Running." For missions, requirements on the computer core rarely exceed 45-50% of total core processing and storage capacity. The rest of the core is utilized for various scientific, tactical, or intelligence gathering missions - or to backup data in the event of a damaged core.