Luna Engineering Section
The Avandar's Engineering Sections are mainly confined to Decks 13-16 but has some areas on other decks.
- 1 Chief Engineer's Office
- 2 Power Distribution Systems
- 3 Antimatter Generator
- 4 Antimatter Storage
- 5 Fusion Reactors
- 6 Main Engineering
- 7 Warp Core
- 8 Warp Nacelle Access
- 9 Impulse Assembly
- 10 Thruster Assembly
- 11 Thruster Fuel Storage Tank
- 12 Warp Core Ejection System
- 13 Deuterium Storage Tanks
Chief Engineer's Office
The Chief Engineer's Office is located in mid-level main engineering on Deck 14. The office displays every ship's system and enables the Chief Engineer to access any engineering system straight away. If the captain asks for something, the Chief Engineer can answer from their office.
Power Distribution Systems
Power grid or power transfer grid is an informal term for a system that sends energy throughout a starship, facility or even a planet. These grids can make use of electricity, electro-plasma or any number of energy sources. The Federation makes use of a power grid known as the EPS, the primary energy distribution system on their ships and stations.
The electro-plasma system (EPS for short, or more specifically, the electro-plasma distribution network, as engineers like to call it) is the primary form of energy distribution on starships.
An Antimatter Generator is a power generation device that utilizes antimatter. This is a part of the warp core. It can be accessed from Deck 10.
Antimatter storage pods (specialized magnetic confinement pods) are magnetized self-contained storage units which contain un-reacted antimatter fuel for a starship. Antimatter pods use an antimatter containment field to isolate the fuel within from contact with normal matter thereby preventing catastrophic reaction. This is stored on Deck 10.
A fusion reactor or fusion power plant is a power generation device which uses nuclear fusion to generate energetic plasma for various uses. The ship has two of these reactors.
Engineering's primary purpose is to be the central point for control of all engineering systems aboard a starship, especially those related to propulsion and power generation. The matter/antimatter reaction chamber (also known as the warp core) is located in engineering. Main Engineering is spread over three decks (Decks 13, 14, and 15). You can find the Chief Engineer's Office here.
Warp Core is the common designation for the main energy reactor powering the propulsion system on warp-capable starships.
Warp Nacelle Access
A nacelle is an outboard engine housing structure on spacecraft. You should only access this area when the Warp Engines are offline. This area is accessed from Deck 13 and can only be opened by command staff and the Chief Engineer.
The impulse drive is a common propulsion system used on starships to achieve high sublight speeds. This system is accessed from Deck 15.
Thrusters are propulsion devices used aboard starships that generate very little speed but are useful in various situations. It is possible to use maneuvering thrusters to alter a ship's course, to rotate about an axis, or to move short, precise distances without the use of impulse drive. This system is accessed from Deck 15.
Types of thrusters:
- Aft thrusters
- Bow thrusters
- Control thrusters
- Forward thrusters
- Guidance thrusters
- Landing thrusters
- Parabolic thrusters
- Polarity thrusters
- RCS thrusters
- Sub-impulse thrusters
Thruster Fuel Storage Tank
These tanks store the fuel used by the ships thrusters. They can be found on Deck 15 accessed via Lower Main Engineering.
Warp Core Ejection System
The warp core ejection system is a system aboard warp-capable vessels designed to eject the warp core in the event of a warp core breach in order to prevent the destruction of the ship. Activation of the ejection system typically requires security clearance of the Chief Engineer or a command position officer. This tactic is generally considered to be a last ditch effort to save a ship during a crisis situation and is often unreliable at best.
Deuterium Storage Tanks
The deuterium tank (or deuterium storage tank) is a component of the warp propulsion system aboard most starships that utilize a matter-antimatter reaction, such as Federation starships. The tank is designed to store deuterium for use in the warp core in order to provide power to the nacelles.