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The main propulsion system for most starships that is capable of faster-than-light travel. The core of the warp drive uses to control the annihilation of matter and antimatter. This controlled explosion...
Forcefield used to isolate hazardous materials, measured by levels of power cohesiveness. Containment fields are routinely used to hold antimatter fuel within its storage pods. Also used in quarantine...
A device first postulated by Isaac Asimov in the twentieth century that would use positron decay as the basis of an advanced computer neural system. Thought to be impossible to construct, the twenty-fourth...
cloaking device, Klingon
Similar to the Romulan cloaking device, the Klingons received this technology from the Romulans circa 2268, when the two civilizations shared a political alliance. The Klingons outfitted many ships, particularly...
The recorder stores data and visual records from critical areas on a ship. It is intended for use by investigators to gather evidence in the event of an accident involving or aboard the ship. In 2285,...
Secondary command and control center on Galaxy class starships. The battle bridge is located atop the stardrive section of the ship, and is normally used in battle situations when the stardrive section...
Technology of Romulan origin, first described in 2266, that can generate an energy screen to render a target object — usually a spacecraft — relatively invisible to sensors. Due to their immense power...
The popular term for the modern Starfleet communicator when incorporated as a single unit with a chest insignia badge -- as opposed to original models which evolved as a separate unit that was standard...
The generic name, especially in use aboard Federation starships, for the "smart" virtual reality system as evolved by the 2360s — a technology that combines transporter, replicator and holographic systems. The...
Library Computer Access and Retrieval System (LCARS)
master systems display
The large, circular command section characteristic of many Federation starships. It is also known as the Primary Hull. Some starships, such as the Galaxy-class, can seperate the saucer section from the...
isolinear optical chip
Information storage and processing media used aboard starships circa 2329, and in general usage since around 2349. The chips are composed of a linear memory crystal material and are often mounted in wall...
Self-propelled missiles consisting of a small quantity of matter and antimatter bound together in a magnetic container, used as a tactical weapon by Federation starships. Photon torpedoes are the preferred...
Component of a transporter that scans and removes disease and virus organisms from incoming individuals. The biofilter is only effective against known organisms that it is programmed to recognize.
Component of the warp drive nacelles of Federation starships, name for a 20th century Terran physicist who first theorized their operation. Located at the front of the nacelle, the collectors generate...
Device used to conceal anthropological teams and their survey sites from native planetary life forms, so that the anthropologists can make observations without being detected. In 2366, the generator at...
Devices derived from transporter technology to dematerialize matter and then reconstitute it in another form. Replicators, in use since the early 24th century, are most commonly used as food dispensers...
quantum phase inhibitor
Also known as a quantum phase inverter. The Tox Uthat was invented by Kal Dano in the twenty-seventh century. It is a palm-sized crystal capable of stopping the nuclear reaction going on within a star....
A way varying the shield frequency phase rotation. In 2366, shield nutation was used to increase The U.S.S. Enterprises shield effectiveness against the Borg. This only temporarily worked though as the...
emergency transporter armbands
Devices that can remotely activate a transporter. Emergency armbands are used by Starfleet personnel when they expect to be in a situation where they may not have time to verbally contact their ship and...
atmosphere conditioning pumps
Component of the life support system of a starship. While under the control of Noonien Soong in 2367, Lieutenant Commander Data overrode seven independent safety locks and reset the pumps supplying the...
Magnetic jewel device two centimeters in size that would be implanted in humanoids to facilitate tracking and identifying those implanted. The devices were used on Manu III and Turkana IV to sound an alarm...
static warp bubble
Toroidal, nonpropulsive subspace field. Using Kosinski's warp field equations, Ensign Wesley Crusher created such a bubble in 2367. In an accident, Dr. Beverly Crusher was trapped within it, where her...
Part of the transporter system which regulates the actual transporter process. When Ambassador T'Pel was apparently killed in a transporter accident in 2367, one suspected cause of the mishap was an autosequence...
dilithium chamber hatch
Exterior door of the matter/antimatter reaction chamber, part of the warp drive of a starship. The hatch gives crewmen access to the dilithium crystal articulation frame when the frame requires service...
dilithium crystal articulation frame
Component of the warp drive system of a starship that holds the dilithium crystals suspended in the drive's matter/antimatter stream, where the crystals can regulate the matter/antimatter reaction.
encephalographic polygraph scan
magnetospheric energy taps
A power-supply technology developed on the Alpha Moon of planet Pelar Zel. It enabled the inhabitants to use the magnetic field of Pelar Zel as an energy source. However, the field created by the taps...
emergency hand actuator
electroplasma system taps
Component of Federation starship warp drives located on the power transfer conduits. Small quantities of drive plasma can be diverted through the taps to generate electricity for use by ship systems.
progressive encryption lock
Handheld engineering tool for drilling tiny precision holes in substances. In 2368, Chief Engineer La Forge and Ensign Ro used a drill of this type to create a small hole in the ceiling of the Ten-Forward...
multiphase tractor beam
Invention of Chief Engineer La Forge and Hannah Bates, a scientist living in the Gerome colony on planet Moab IV, in 2368. The new modification of a standard tractor beam allowed for more efficient use...
Concentration of neutrino particles. In 2368, Chief Engineer La Forge used a neutrino field to detain a group of noncorporeal criminals from the Ux-Mal system that had possessed several crewmembers in...
Tool used by Starfleet Engineering personnel. In 2368, Lieutenant Commander Data used a modified anyon emitter to remove chroniton particle contamination caused by a Romulan interphase generator from the...
Cybernetic inserts found in members of the Borg. Placed into the body via surgery, the chip enhance the physical capabilities of Borg individuals as well as generating organic material needed for survival...
engine core, Romulan
The core area on a science ship, just off the side of Engineering behind double pocket doors, can be sealed off for top-launched ejection in emergencies; the manual method includes pulling up two hand-grip...
graviton field generator
One component of forcefield and artificial gravity generators. In 2368, a Romulan vessel was forced to eject its warp core when a phase technology trial caused the graviton field generator aboard ship...
Experimental device created by the Romulans in 2368 that combined a molecular phase inverter with a cloaking device. Matter exposed to the generator would partially exist on another spatial plane. This...
Virus-like computer program designed by crewmembers of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D with the intention of destroying the Borg collective construct. The program, a paradoxical geometric construct, would...
molecular phase inverter
root command structure
A chemical in the brain that aids in the transfer of electrical stimulus between the synaptic end of a axon to the dentrite of another. On stardate 45944 while under the influence of the Kataan probe,...
An energy beam of such low level that it is capable of penetrating shields of Federation starships. A nucleonic beam from the Kataan probe penetrated the U.S.S. Enterprises shield and affected Captain...
Device within a transporter that creates a molecular-resolution image of the individual being transported, and allowing for creation of a rematerialization matrix. Transporters use redundant scanners,...
Storage area within a transporter where a person's image is held until the transporter's transmission frequency is adjusted to any relative motion between the transporter and the target and the Doppler...
A field of subatomic particles that forms when a metaphasic shield is hit by a phased ionic pulse. Tetryon particles in the body tissue of Jo'Bril helped proved that sabotage was involved in the failure...
boridium power converter
Experimental apparatus created by Dr. Farallon to perform engineering functions in hazardous situations. Exocomps were equipped with microreplicators that they would use to make whatever tool was needed...