ADVANCED SENSOR PACK

                    Copyright  c  1991 by Gregory P. Lee

EQUIPMENT STATISTICS

   TL Type                        Vol(L)  Wt(Kg)   Price(Cr)
O 15  Small Pack                     26      16      126000
O 15  Large Pack (ExDur)             41      31      269700
O 17  Small Pack                     23      13      117700
O 21  Small Pack (ExDur)             22      12      119700


SUPPLEMENTAL STATISTICS (OPTIONAL)

   TL  DurMin  OpNoise  PowUse  Comments
O 15      60    Silent   33 Kw  4 Holocube Slots
O 15     240    Silent   33 Kw  5 Holocube Slots
O 17      60    Silent   33 Kw  7 Holocube Slots
O 21     300    Silent   33 Kw  9 Holocube Slots


USAGE RECORD (OPTIONAL)

Each square represents  10 min of use:

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DESCRIPTION

The  Advanced  SensorPack  consists  of EMS Active (5Km)  and Passive  (50Km)
scanners of vehicle quality,  magnetic and  radiation sensors,  environmental
sensors, passive audio, and a hand-held densitometer in a single,  integrated
unit.   Proper operation requires the  use of a hand computer (not included).
Each unit does, however, include memory storage which can be accessed by the
hand  computer, and which  is used to  supply  databases of  life-form  data,
material properties,  vehicle  and equipment shapes and statistics, and other
information for comparison  with actual readings.   Thus,  while the  sensors
themselves can supply only raw readings, the  combination with  the hand com-
puter and appropriate databases makes the SensorPack a powerful portable tool
for explorers, military scouts and observers, scientists, and other adventur-
ers needing  information.   The databases can also  store records of readings
taken and conclusions made by the operator based  on the readings.

The unit consists of the basic pack and a separate, hard-wired hand-scanner.

The usefulness of the Basic SensorPack is limited only by its expense and bulk.
However, it can go into places that many sensor-equipped vehicles cannot enter,
and so is a common piece of equipment on many starships.


TASK LIBRARY

To perform  an Active  Object Scan or an  Active Object Pinpoint using a basic
SensorPack: [Varies],  Sensor Ops, Education, 6 sec (Unskilled OK, Uncertain).
Referee:  The Scan task  finds objects, and gives:  Direction,  motion, range,
accelleration, speed, and size.  The Pinpoint task  pinpoints an  object whose
general location  is already  known,  and can  be used to  pinpoint an  energy
source in range, and gives:  range, accelleration, speed, motion, number, size,
mass and  identification (if an appropriate database is loaded in a memory unit
or  the hand computer).  The task  difficulty depends on  range (and  all scans
are one level more difficult if no hand computer is linked to the unit):

   C  S  M  L  VL D  VD RG CN PL FO+
   S  S  S  S  R  R  D  F  -- -- --

To perform a Passive Energy Scan with a Basic SensorPack:
[Varies], Sensor Ops, Education, 6 sec (Unskilled OK, Uncertain).

Referee:  This  task finds  EM energy  sources and gives:  Direction, EM Band,
intensity, duration, number, and motion.  The task difficulty depends on range
(and all scans are one level more  difficult if  no hand computer is linked to
the unit): [Varies], Sensor Ops, Education, 6 sec (Unskilled OK, Uncertain).

   C  S  M  L  VL D  VD RG CN PL FO+
   S  S  S  R  R  D  F  I  -- -- --

Referee:  The SensorPack  must be equipped  with a  database appropriate to the
type of object or  material being scanned to specifically identify an object or
material (e.g., to ID a vehicle, the database must focus on known attributes of
known vehicles).

To identify an object which has been pinpointed, based on its energy emmissions,
radar/laser reflections, shape,  density, sonic  characteristics and other char-
acteristics:

   C  S  M  L  VL D  VD RG CN PL FO+
   S  S  S  S  R  R  D  F  -- -- --

To repair a broken SensorPack:
[Varies], Electronic, Intelligence, [Varies].
Referee:  Difficulty depends on the damage level of the item.  The time for shop
repairs:

     Superficial:  2 min
     Minor:  8 min
     Major:  2 hours
     Destroyed:  4 hours

For field repair, apply the standard difficulty increases.