Akira class/Science Labs

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Akira Class Heavy Cruiser
Commissioned: 2368

Science Labs

Primary Science Lab

There are twenty science labs on the Akira Class; five labs are on deck 4 - adjacent to Sickbay, 10 labs are on deck 5, 2 microlabs on deck 14 and 3 multi function labs on deck 6. The 5 labs on deck 4 are bio-chem-physics labs that can also be reconfigured for Medical labs. The 10 labs on deck 5 are a mixed batch; three are bio-chem-physics, one is an XT (extra-terrestrial) analysis lab, and one a eugenic lab. The two smaller labs on deck 14 are astrophysics/astrometrics and stellar cartography labs. The final 3 on deck 6 are multi-functional labs that can be equipped for various experiments.

On most Akira-class starships, the Chief Science Officer's Office is located on Deck 14 close to Stellar Cartography.

Stellar Cartography

Stellar Cartography

One stellar cartography bay is located on deck 14, with direct EPS power feed from engineering. All information is directed to the bridge and can be displayed on any console or the main viewscreen. The Chief Science Officer's office is located next to the Stellar Cartography.


A probe is a device that contains a number of general purpose or mission specific sensors and can be launched from a starship for closer examination of objects in space.

There are nine different classes of probes, which vary in sensor types, power, and performance ratings. The spacecraft frame of a probe consists of molded duranium-tritanium and pressure-bonded lufium boronate, with sensor windows of triple layered transparent aluminum. With a warhead attached, a probe becomes a photon torpedo. The standard equipment of all nine types of probes are instruments to detect and analyze all normal EM and subspace bands, organic and inorganic chemical compounds, atmospheric constituents, and mechanical force properties. All nine types are capable of surviving a powered atmospheric entry, but only three are specially designed for aerial maneuvering and soft landing. These ones can also be used for spatial burying. Many probes can be real-time controlled and piloted from a starship to investigate an environment dangerous hostile or otherwise inaccessible for an away-team.

Chief Science Officer's Office

The Chief Science Officer uses the office to conduct work privately and to the best possible standard. It is the duty of the Chief Science Officer to delegate scientific work between the staff on the Ronin. As such, the Office has various systems displays throughout, making use of the wall space. The Sensor system is displayed thoroughly in the Office, making it possible for the Chief Science Officer to review the information effectively.

Sensor Systems

Science Lab

Long range and navigation sensors are located behind the main deflector dish, to avoid sensor "ghosts" and other detrimental effects consistent with main deflector dish millicochrane static field output. Lateral sensor pallets are located around the rim of the entire starship, providing full coverage in all standard scientific fields, but with emphasis in the following areas:

  • Astronomical phenomena
  • Planetary analysis
  • Remote life-form analysis
  • EM scanning
  • Passive neutrino scanning
  • Parametric subspace field stress (a scan to search for cloaked ships)
  • Thermal variances
  • Quasi-stellar material

Each sensor pallet (twenty-four in all) can be interchanged and re-calibrated with any other pallet on the ship. Warp Current sensor: This is an independent subspace graviton field-current scanner, allowing the Akira Class to track ships at high warp by locking onto the eddy currents from the threat ship's warp field, then follow the currents by using multi-model image mapping.

Black-and-white ship illustrations by Tim Davies unless otherwise noted. Used with permission. All other images are copyright to their respective owners.
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