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Escort Integrated Electronics System (EIES)

The Kessaku Electronics’ Escort Integrated Electronics System, based on the EIES concept, is a network of sensors, communications, and fire control all built around a centralized computer system. EIES is built for escort ships - cruisers, destroyers, and escort carriers.

EIES is a subordinate system; it operates as part of a larger command hierarchy of computers. Above EIES is WIES (Warship Integrated Electronics System; for battleships, assault ships, and carriers), MEGAMI, and KAMI). Under EIES is CIES (Compact Integrated Electronics System; for frigates, corvettes, and gunboats). While such smaller ships are usually under the control of the WIES, the EIES can take over if necessary.

The EIES can be divided into several subsystems, which are distributed throughout the ship: The System Core, which consists of the power management system, processor, and central memory system; the inner layer, which includes the environmental control subsystems, force stabilizer (inertial dampener) control, unidirectional sensors, and bridge interfaces; and the outer layer, which holds the majority of the ship non-vital electronic systems: mapping and navigation system, weapons control system, ship defensive systems, omnidirectional Sensors, telepathic communications, translator system, and common control interfaces.

Computer

The heart of the integrated electronics suite is an advanced quantum computer, capable of performing super-high-speed data-churning and possessing untold memory. Quantum computers, unlike old computers which could only process 1 and 0, can process an effectively infinite range of digits, making them awesomely powerful. In addition, the system's sub-particle memory system allows for truly magical storage and access speeds. Data processing is further assisted by an electro-gravitational temporal distortion field which can increase the processor and memory signal speeds to many times that of light, for use during continuum distortion travel. EIES computers usually share the name of the ship they are on, and if necessary, can run a small group of ships on their own (frigates, corvettes, gunboats). EIES ships can remote control up to 20,000 Sprites at one time. The systems were designed by Kessaku Anri and are now by her company, Kessaku Systems.

The AI-driven system can manifest itself as a hologram on the bridge, or through a synthesized body. The computer room is located in an armoured room that is normally inaccessible. Since the system is involved in nearly all functions of the ship, it is vitally important. This was brutally clear to the crew of the YSS Yui (YD-30) when a seraph infiltrated the ship and destroyed the ship's MEGAMI, rendering the ship stranded and unable to call for help. Access to the computer room is only available to both the ship's captain and chief technician or technicians from SARA or KES. While not truly sentient, the EIES system is intelligent and intuitive, and usually interacts fairly well with the crew.

The EIES systems actively defend and maintain themselves; they create their own Nekovalkyrja weapons to do so. EIES is compatible with the PANTHEON system.

Sensors

Unidirectional Sensors

Unidirectional sensors included in the EIES include variable wide-band imaging clusters, long-range gravimetric and magnetic resonance and distortion sensors and spectrometers, These sensors face the front of the ship and have a range up to ten light-years.

Omnidirectional Sensors

Omnidirectional sensors of the EIES include aetheric/quintessential field/differential/particle/wave sensors, scalar field sensors, subspace mass sensors, and unified field mass/energy sensors. These sensors have a range of five light-years. The Integrated Electronics Package is so fast, that the ship can attack faster than many ships can comprehend, doing a faster-than-light drive-by-shooting.

The Integrated Electronics Package is so fast, that the ship can attack faster than many ships can comprehend, doing a faster-than-light drive-by-shooting.

Time-Modulated Ultra-Wide Band Radar

Signals transmitted by UWB radars are pulses generated pseudo-randomly in time. They are only .1 nanoseconds in duration. The energy content in any conventional frequency band is below the noise, making TM-UWB transmission highly covert unless ones knows the specific pseudo-random sequence. TM-UWB has no carrier frequency, no conversion either up or down, and because of the low frequency content of TM-UWB signals, they are capable of seeing through foliage and nonmetallic objects better than regular radar can. Ideal for atmospheric operations and nebulae.

Communications

Any EIES ship is equipped with a multi-channel wide-band array that gives both security and versatility. Among the types of communication supported are radio, laser, subspace, and hyperspace. Communications can be secured using Quantum Encryption technology, which (due to the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle) allows the system to detect any monitoring attempts and counter them.

Radio

Full spectrum, Dual-Modulation, range theoretically unlimited except by interference. Practical range is short, since the waves only travel at light-speed.

Laser

For close-range transmissions, it is more difficult for the enemy to intercept, because they have to be in the area of the beam. Also limited to light-speed.

Psionic Filter Device

The PFD is a form of psionic and telepathic protection, capable of nullifying all such activity. A ship's ADN devices can selectively allow channels to permit secure telepathic operation and to maintain communication even under psionic attack. The Irim's PFD devices also negate magical attacks and effects. The PFD is usually on standby, and activates after sensing an attack or unfamiliar signal. Activated PFDs are known to cause weird psychological effects on the ship's crew.

Subspace/Hyperspace

Allows faster-than-light transmission. A standard means of communication.

Tachyon

Quantum tunnelling used for faster-than light transmissions. A tachyon is a photon without any mass. Tachyon transmissions, because they travel faster than light in normal space, appear to travel towards the transmitter from an observer's view.

Transuniversal Quantum Relay

Delivers a message anywhere, instantly, but precise coordinates of the receiver must be available. Mainly used by PANTHEON computers for relaying information through starships. Shields may interfere with TQR transmissions.

Fire Control

The EIES does not use an independent Fire Control System per se, but operates a sub-system of itself dedicated to fire control operations. EIES compensates for all movement of the ship and of target ships, and can track upwards of a trillion targets ranging from pebble-sized shrapnel to planets. EIES-FCS is a mainly offensive system, and ignores all but the largest incoming missiles, leaving the powerful shields (below) to dispose of the threat. Weapons under EIES's control automatically: target sensitive areas of enemy ships; identify friendly assets; optimise beam power and range; guide missiles and torpedoes, assign (and reassign, if necessary) targets in real-time; and control ECM, and ECCM functions.

Interacting With EIES (OOC)

EIES is an extremely fast and powerful computer system. Characters will almost never have to wait on it to think things over or to reply. If you know or can find out the answer to a question your character asks EIES, it is okay (and even expected) to also post EIES's reply.

EIES can:

  • Create objects of a mundane nature or lightly alter an object (cleaning, pigmentation, etc) as long as it for utility reasons.
  • Create holograms, again for utility reasons.
  • Create extra crewmembers (sprites).
  • EIES does not cooperate with demands that could likely result in unnecessary collateral damage to the ship or could be remotely hazardous to the ship's crew.

EIES cannot:

  • Open blast shutters (it can, however, unlock them for authorized persons)
  • Change the settings on a manual safety switch (such as the one disabling the main gun).
  • Kill sentient life-forms using the nodal system.

Discussion

Well, here's the EIES. I compiled it by combining the entry for the WIES with the EIES entry in the Kyaa-class Search and Rescue Vessel. - CB


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