Electro-Magnetic Ballistics/Laser Evasion Matrix “EMBLEM”
Developer: Zen Armaments
Inspired by the magnetic fields around most terraform planets, which shield them from charged particles and extremely high-frequency waves emitted by their suns, the EMBLEM creates a similar magnetic field electromagnetically around a single ship. It effectively causes anything charged (antimatter, ion beams, etc.) to simply curve around the ship like a slipstream. Unfortunately, it does not protect against lower-frequency EMR, neutrons, or aether and thus the ship is vulnerable to attack from some kinds of laser and nuclear weapons and as well as power armor's swords and such.
Using a set of strategically-placed electromagnets to simulate the dynamo effect within a planet, this system creates a strong magnetic field around the ship but a very weak one inside; enough to spin a compass but not enough to disrupt the ship's electronics. As a result, all radiation and particles approaching the ship will be subject to a force which will shunt them either over or below, depending on their positive or negative charge. Since the force is directly proportional to the speed, even ballistics travelling near the speed of light will be deflected effectively. Unfortunately, though, the neutral charge of a neutron is unaffected by the field and so the ship will tend to take a direct hit from anything neutron-heavy or particularly strongly bonded. Also, high-frequency electromagnetic radiation (gamma rays, X-rays) will tend to be deflected due to their high energy level.
Protects effectively against: Antimatter, ions, high-power lasers
Protects moderately against: Regular matter, medium-powered lasers
Protects poorly against: Extremely heavy regular matter, aether
Provides no protection against: transposition weapons