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Star Army Research Administration

The Star Army Research Administration is the Star Army of Yamatai's centralized scientific research, technology development, and space exploration agency. It coordinates and engages scientists across the Star Army of Yamatai as well as civilian contractors. It identifies gaps and potential future developments, as well as encourages the creation of new ideas. It also liaises closely with the Scientific Studies Service (SSS). SARA's motto is “Solving Tomorrow's Problems Today”.

The SARA Logo has a green background

History

SARA was formed in YE 22. After 10 years of being at the forefront of Star Army technology, things slowed down in the YE 30s to the point SARA gained a reputation for being a bunch of lazy geeks who collect paychecks without really delivering anything of real value. This was due to a lack of new major projects.

In YE 42, Taisho Ketsurui Yui was so frustrated with the lack of activity in SARA that she fired its commander, Chujo Shinja Fujita1). During the same year, Chujo Iemochi Feyani, who reformed the Star Army Military Police, decided to petition Hanako for the opportunity to try her hand at invigorating and renewing SARA. She was subsequently appointed as the new Director, formed the Divisions and brought in the Innovation Awards Scheme.

Resources

Organization

It is composed of four Divisions, which consist of Star Army Science Officers and Star Army Engineers with experience in specific areas, though transfers are fluid. These consist of Acquisitions, Research, Development and Testing Divisions. They are each headed by a Taisa. Star Army Science Officers or Star Army Engineers can wear the patch of their Division, which are then displayed on their uniform, in the same place Star Army Rangers position theirs. All such patches have a colouration of science-green and black. These patches are only allowed to be worn if the individual is formally on a given assignment from the Star Army Research Administration, or if they have received an Innovation Award while wearing a patch, in which case they may wear that patch in perpetuity.

Star Army Research Administration2)
Established YE 22
Director Chujo Iemochi Feyani
Allegiance Yamatai Star Empire
Subordinate to Star Army of Yamatai
Headquarters Virginia

Acquisitions Division

The Acquisitions Division works closely with Star Army Logistics and civilian companies to acquire new technologies for the Star Army of Yamatai. They have liaison Star Army Science Officers that constantly monitor and visit civilian companies, to keep a strong working relationship with the civilian sectors. Anything useful that is being produced by the civilian sector that may be of help to the Star Army of Yamatai is given due consideration and guidance for specifications that the Star Army Research Administration would find most beneficial. Depending on whether these specifications are taken onboard, will determine whether Star Army Research Administration gives its recommendation to Star Army Logistics for them to begin monetary and contractual talks.

In this light, they detail specifications for gaps in the Star Army's scientific capabilities and work with Star Army Logistics to give bounties for inventive solutions. These bounties can be filled either from an external product, or one coming from within the Star Army's ranks. They also monitor new inventions that are reported to have been made using Star Army of Yamatai equipment and facilities, or made with its money, or while in its service, as it contractually has claims to such inventions. They also work with Star Army Personnel Command to identify civilian scientists who have potential and would be accepted as Santô Juni.

The Acquisitions patch resembles a brain being lowered into two awaiting hands, which are upturned to receive it.

Research Division

The Research Division is the centralised command for Star Army Science Officers. Every Star Army Science Officer gives reports on their research and exploration results and efforts, if they don't have any current projects, SARA will assign one. They provide assistance in developing ideas, have committees and boards of specialists who can conference over Virtual Collective Experience.

The Research Division's patch resembles a mixing flask with a test tube crossing over it.

Development Division

The Development Division is the manufacturing wing of SARA. It has dedicated facilities for prototyping, test runs and limited runs. As opposed to the mass manufacturing sections of the Star Army of Yamatai, these are directed by SARA as a large amount of alterations and revisions, as well as close supervision, is required. They also liaise with businesses who are in the process of developing products that the Star Army of Yamatai may want to utilise.

The Development Division also houses the centralised R&D command for Star Army Technicians and Star Army Engineers. It provides resources, templates and plans for Engineers to prototype with, as well as assists them with developing their own products. Oftentimes, a Star Army Science Officer may be networked with a Star Army Engineer elsewhere, so they may work on a project together.

The Development Division's patch resembles an assembly table, with a robotic arm leaning over as if to grab something.

Testing Division

The Testing Division is the experimental wing of SARA. People who work for this Division are considered to be a little bit unstable. Their work includes testing experimental weapons, starfighters, vehicles and other such things. As they go through an extraordinary amount of STs, members are nicknamed “Busters”.

The Testing Division's patch resembles the classic testing dummy circle with four quadrants.

Notable Projects

  • Nekovalkyrja Fleets Project (Fleets with 2,027,500 ships and 5 star fortresses!)
  • PROMETHEUS: Monopole research, particle accelerator
  • REBECCA: Power armor development
  • SWEETHEART: Nekovalkyrja competition
  • Innovation Awards Scheme

Innovation Awards

For Companies

As part of the Innovations Awards scheme, companies outside the Star Army of Yamatai who provide a new technology that is later adopted by the Star Army of Yamatai may apply to receive a platinum plaque from the Acquisitions Division. It is shaped as a hinomaru. On the back is inscribed, “For providing the future.” Acquisitions administers this award.

For Inventors

As part of the Innovations Awards scheme, individuals who come up with a new technology that is later adopted by the Star Army of Yamatai may apply to receive a platinum belt buckle from the Research Division. It is shaped as a Star Army Type 35 Belt buckle and can be used in the same capacities. On the back is inscribed, “For dreaming the future.”

For Fabricators

As part of the Innovations Awards scheme, individuals who make the final prototype for a new technology that is later adopted by the Star Army of Yamatai may apply to receive a solid gold caliper with a stand from the Research Division. It is entirely functional and is incribed with the text, “For building the future”.

For Field Testers

As part of the Innovations Awards scheme, individuals who take part in a successful field test of a technology that is later adopted by the Star Army of Yamatai may apply to receive a lapel pin from the Testing Division. This is shaped in the design of the Division's insignia and cast in gold. This insignia is the classic testing dummy circle with four quadrants, two of which are filled in. It can be worn on the formal Star Army Duty Uniform, Type 42, traditionally above the ribbons. On the back is inscribed, “For bringing the future.”

Notable SARA Developments

In Process Developments

Notable Personnel

Research Division

Development Division

PageSAOY Assignment
Aeon AllisonYSS Aeon II
Aeon JessicaYSS Aeon II
Aeon JodiYSS Aeon II
Aeon MisaYSS Aeon II
Aeon TashaYSS Aeon II
Alfred BuscemaYSS Kanagawa
Alva LenasdottirCentral Fleet Depot
Aoki OriePisces Station
AppleYSS Vesper
Arete SurinusYSS Aeon
Asher ChambersFort Victory Reserve Center
Avaldamon ThulesiusPisces Station
AzumiYSS Resurgence
Brynja 'Siv' SigmundötyrTask Force Lantern
Cailey VasiliaFort Victory Reserve Center
Carter Ytaru DynamisYSS Kaiyō
Dalida La RostislavovnaYamatai (Planet)
Daniel BeckerYSS Eucharis
Eira AraiFort Victory Reserve Center
Goda OdoYSS Kaiyō
Hatsubutai AyanoFirst Expeditionary Fleet
Himawari KentaStar Army Reserve
Jackson Winston-Allibaster HowardKyoto
Joachim "Joey" DemaroThird Expeditionary Fleet
Juno “Arsenal” AurionStar Army Combat Engineer
Kikios LekaYSS Kaiyō II
Kikios Leka (YSS Artemis)YSS Artemis
Kumiko EndohYSS Ryūjō
Kuni NayokoYSS Kanagawa
Kyle DeeStar Army Reserve
Louis DracoYSS Asuka
Mennani KoramieliFort Victory Reserve Center
Mercedes Lana TrujilloFort Victory Reserve Center
Minamoto YorimitsuFort Victory Reserve Center
Motoyoshi-Asano NamikaYSS Mazu
Murasaki EmikoYSS Integrity
NanaYSS Senbu
Nishino EmiYSS Aeon II
Nishizaki YokoGiretsu Century of the 75th Legion
O'Kutsuu KameYSS Integrity
Ofelia Rachel BradfordYSS Illustrious
Ohka FumikoFirst Expeditionary Fleet
Okumura RinYSS Integrity
Pidole HenitotYSS Resurgence
PlumYSS Resurgence
Rinako TakamuraYSS Integrity
Roberta EspositoPisces Station
Sakura CherryYSS Eucharis
Seyla MidiAmatsuotome Expeditionary Command Cruiser
Sum'ishi TaikaiYSS Integrity
Swiftpaw SheelaFort Victory Reserve Center
Tahariel ValoelSquad 13
Takeda JunkoFort Tokyo
Tetsuya EikoYSS Firebird
Tom FreemanYSS Miharu
TomokoYSS Resurgence
Tsuru SuzueYSS Sakishima
Usaga HisaYSS Aeon II
Valen SasorixYSS Eucharis
Veridia AquilaeScorpio Star Fortress
Vida SumbhajeeYSS Shinsugo

OOC Notes

Wes originally created this article, with updates from Nashoba. Ethereal updated this article on 2021/02/12 21:38.

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stararmy/sara.txt · Last modified: 2022/01/28 17:46 by ethereal