Tachyon net

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[[Image:Tachyon net fed.jpg|thumb|right|caption]]A '''tachyon net''' is a system developed by the [[Federation]] to detect [[cloaking device|cloaked]] [[starship]]s attempting to move undetected through a specific area of space.  The net requires a fleet of starships, space stations, satellites, or other platforms to transmit beams of tachyons to each other.  If the beams are close enough together, a cloaked ship attempting to pass through the net will interrupt one of them, alerting the fleet that something is attempting to slip through the net.
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[[Image:Tachyon net fed.jpg|thumb|right|This won't cover a square light-year, but the Romulans are too stupid to fly around.]]A '''tachyon net''' is a system developed by the [[Federation]] to detect [[cloaking device|cloaked]] [[starship]]s attempting to move undetected through a specific area of space.  The net requires a fleet of starships, space stations, satellites, or other platforms to transmit beams of tachyons to each other.  If the beams are close enough together, a cloaked ship attempting to pass through the net will interrupt one of them, alerting the fleet that something is attempting to slip through the net.
  
 
==Limitations==
 
==Limitations==

Revision as of 19:24, 15 May 2008

This won't cover a square light-year, but the Romulans are too stupid to fly around.
A tachyon net is a system developed by the Federation to detect cloaked starships attempting to move undetected through a specific area of space. The net requires a fleet of starships, space stations, satellites, or other platforms to transmit beams of tachyons to each other. If the beams are close enough together, a cloaked ship attempting to pass through the net will interrupt one of them, alerting the fleet that something is attempting to slip through the net.

Limitations

A tachyon net requires a large number of transmission sources in order to effectively cover a significant area of space.

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