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E.D.F. Technology 101

New  to  the  Drawingboard:  Tech   explanation  and  schematics!

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  Hello  and  welcome   to  the  new  page!  Here,  you  will  find  tech  drawings,  schematics  and  explanations  for  some  of  the  ships  and  equipment  here  at  the  site.  Think  of  it  as  a  kind  of  compressed  version  of  a  "Perfect  Manual"  :)  The  idea's  presented  here  reflect  on  the  time  spent   designing  these  ships... In  other  words,  why  it  takes  so  long  for  something  new  to  get  to  the  board  :)  Enjoy... And,  if  you  feel  inclined,  drop  a  line  and  we  can  discuss  the  tech  in  question.  :)

 First  up... Shield  Genneration  systems


  Above,  a  rather  simplified  schematic  of  the  standared  shield  genneration  system  most  of  The  new  E.D.F.  ships  have.   Shields  have  come  a  long  way  since  the  original  Yamato/Argo...  Now,  they  add  a  new  line  of  defence  for  the  battleships.
  The  shields  absorb  lesser  energy  and  repulse  larger  assaults... They  draw  power  from  the  ship's  main  gennerators  and   convert  it  to  an  energy  field.  This  is  done  by  means  of   a  Type M   Shield  Gennerator.  This  unit  has  a  sensor  mounted  in  it's  nose. The  sensor  can  detect  incomming  fire, and  adjust  the  power  output  of  the  shield  accordingly. The  gennerator  creates  the  field  with  it's  pulse  flywheel  emmitters.   As  the  flywheel  spins,  it  emits  the  shield  energy  on  it  out-board  pass, then  is  cooled  internally.
  Another  advantage  is  the  distribution  of  smaller  shield  modulation  emitters  spaced  over  the  hull.  These  small  bands  help  distribute  the  shields  evenly, or  in  accordance  to  where  needed.  They  appear  as  seperations  along  the  hull, looking  very  much  like  expansion  joints.