antimatter converter assembly
Predecessor to dilithium as used in early starship warp drive reactors. Because the rare crystalline form was required, lithium so used had to be refined through an energy-intensive "cracking" process.
A buoy with data-storage capability, also known as a flight recorder, carried aboard space vessels as a record of its activities in the event of cataclysmic loss. In 2265, the U.S.S. Enterprise found a...
General name for the cryostasis generator added to the life-support system of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 in 2268 by commandeering Scalosians, who meant to keep the crew in stasis until needed to help...
Sealed protective clothing worn by Starfleet personnel in hostile environments. The style has changed over the years from a softer chromo-metallic fabric in the 2260s to harder-edged materialsin the 2280s...
Mathematical equation used to determine the proper mix of matter and antimatter in the warp core reaction chamber among starship propulsion systems. Artificial wormholes could result if the mix is applied...
matter/antimatter reaction chamber
The actual intermix chamber at the heart of a warp propulsion system, as designed in Federation vessels, where matter and antimatter are safely allowed to react in the most efficient manner. The residual...
In celestial navigation, a mathematical expression describing a direction with relationship to the center of the galaxy. A heading is composed of two numbers measuring an azimuth value and an elevation...
Defensive directed-energy technology -- an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emissions of Radiation -- used within sidearms by the Federation before the advent of the phaser. By the 2250s,...
That part of a starship's hull that houses the warp drives -- usually an outboard pair of symmetrical cylinders or pods, and in Federation designs running parallel to the ship's line of flight. The nacelles...
Transportation device that converts objects or persons to energy, sends that energy to the destination, and reconstitutes the objects/persons back into matter. Transporters cannot beam objects through...
A gemstone which provides one component of a subcutaneous transponder. When imprisoned on planet Ekos in 2268, Commander Spock used crystals from two transponders to create a primitive laser.
Forcefields that protect space vessels from damage by natural hazard or enemy attack. Synonyms include deflectors, deflector shields, or screens. Transporters cannot operate through raised shields.
In celestial navigation, a mathematical expression describing a direction in space with relationship to a space vehicle. A bearing measures the angular difference between the current forward direction...
Starfleet handheld energy weapon in use since circa 2266. The Phaser Type-1 was commonly used when a show of force was not appropriate, such as in first contact and other off-ship missions involving diplomacy....
central control complex
Interconnecting technology used by the android Norman in 2267 to control and instruct the 207,809 androids residing on Planet Mudd. Direct physical interface was obtained by placing the hands around an...
Chicago Mobs of the Twenties
A history volume left behind accidentally by the visiting crew of the U.S.S. Horizon in 2169 on Sigma Iotia II, before the development of the Federation Prime Directive of non-interference. "The Book,"...
Breakthrough computer system invented in 2243 by Dr. Richard Daystrom, used until its replacement by isolinear technology as the basis of computers for over 80 years on Federation starships -- such as...
Handheld tool used by Starfleet engineers. After the Kalandan Losira sabotaged the engines of the U.S.S. Enterprise in 2268, causing the ship to accelerate to dangerously high warp speeds, Chief Engineer...
Nerve gas used by the Klingons. Lethal in its pure state, in 2268 Dr. McCoy used a diluted theragen and alcohol combination to deaden nerve input to the brain and help the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise...
A portable transceiver device in use by Starfleet crews since the mid-22nd century. Earlier versions were designed as a hand-held device with a hardware control interface and a flip-up antennae grid/activator,...