Klingon Disruptor Emitter

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Klingon D-7 firing disrupter emitters mounted to the forward end of the nacelles

The Type IV and Type V Disruptor Emitters as used by the Klingon Empire are similar in function to the Type IV through VIII Phaser Banks. The Disruptor Emitter is the primary energy based weapons system for smaller craft such as shuttles. They are also used on larger ships like the old D-7 or the newer K'T'Inga classes.

Where the federation have placed multiple emitters into Phaser Arrays the Klingons have not yet done this electing to keep their Disrupter Emitters in single emitter units that are positioned in various locations around the exterior hull of the ship. On many Klingon ships that are equipped with the larger Disruptor Cannons the Disrupter Emitters are used to cover blind spots in the firing arcs of the larger weapons. A common design feature of Klingon ships equipped with Disrupter Emitters is to mount an emitter on the forward end cap of the warp nacelles so they are in a similar position as the Disruptor Cannons on a Bird of Prey.


Disrupter Emitters Operations

Once a target is selected by the ships weapons officer target data is sent to the Disruptor Control Unit. The DCU uses this information to make adjustments to the disrupter setting to ensure the disruptor beam is at the desired energy levels at the time of impact between the beam and target. Once the settings have been properly power is drawn from the ships EPS systems and passes through the power conditioning block to ensure no fluctuations withing the EPS system negatively effects the operation of the Disruptor Emitter. The energy is then passed to the Forced-Energy Particle Generator were the protons that make up the Disruptor Beam are generated. Next the Proton stream is passed thorough the Accelerator Assembly were were the proton beam is speed up to the selected emission speed and also squeezed to the selected beam width. Finally the prepared Disruptor Beam is passed through the Emitter and toward the selected target.

Disrupter Emitters Components

Power Systems:

The ship mounted Disruptor Emitter draws power directly from the ships EPS systems. A power tap draws power from the EPS system and pass it through a power conditioning block that uses a series of magnetic iris valve locks to smooth out any fluctuations prior to passing the energy to the forced particle generator

Forced-Energy Particle Generator

The Forced particle Generator or FEPG is a larger version of the FEPGs that can be found in the Pistols and Rifles. The FEPG is composed of a superconducting Stator suspended in a pressurized cylinder filled with Krogium gas. The stator is energized by the energy from the cell causing the stator to spin an a rapid rate within the Krogium gas creating the proton stream

The proton stream exits the FEPG via a magnetic gate valve and into the Accelerator Assembly for final beam shaping prior to being emitted toward the target.

Accelerator Assembly

The Accelerator Assembly is composed of twin particle accelerators that handle an equal half of the proton beam but can handle the total amount of the beam should one of the accelerators become inoperable. These accelerators use magnetic field fluctuations to increase the speed of the proton beam while squeezing the beam to the final width prior to passing the beam through the emitter assembly.

Beam Emitter:

The Beam Emitter is a hemispherical shaped lithium crystal. The crystals are grown under controlled conditions in an a liquid Krogium bath and the resulting crystals are impregnated with the Krogium. When the proton stream enters the emitter from the Accelerator Assembly the beam is held with in the emitter for up to .0065 seconds before being emitted from the emitter crystal toward the intended target.

Disrupter Control Unit

Each Disrupter Emitters is controlled by an individual Disrupter Control Unit or DCU. The DCU serves the same function for the Disrupter Emitter as the Beam Setting Unit that is part of the Pistol or Rifle.

The ships weapons officer selects a target that is locked onto by the ships tactical sensors that feeds data to the DCU. The DCU then makes the necessary changes to the systems of the Disruptor Emitter to maximize the beam strength upon impact with the target along with controlling the angle of the beam's emission from the Disruptor Emitter to maximize the time the beam is in contact with the selected target.