(K-O) (P-R) (S-Z)
of High Guard
to look at the EM spectrum for outputs from the enemy ship.
Forms of passive sensing include using your eyes, looking
through a telescope or electronically. Other passive sensors
can look at different frequencies such as Infrared, the
spectrum in which heat radiates.
Large fields of small active sensor transceivers which allow
for wider scanning swaths and more sensitive target detection
in high threat, high noise environments.
A laser in the 30 to 50 megawatt range used to shoot down
incoming missiles, fighters and drones. Also used by fighters
who come in close contact with the enemy (1 to 3 light seconds)
to cause damage to enemy ships.
The core processing engine of sentient High Guard artificial
intelligence entities; the core of any distributed computer
PLASMA GUN (PPG):
Similar to an X-ray laser (see X-ray laser) or point defense
laser. A PPG requires less energy, but uses a consumable
A term used to describe an item, which has been hardened
A CCM used against jamming. A ship reducing the gain on
its sensors is equivalent to wearing sunglasses. When a
ship does this it can easily see the jamming device, although
it still can't easily see the other ships in the area.