Klingon Disruptor Pistols
From Bravo Fleet Infobase
The Type I Disrupters are often referred to as Disrupter Pistols and are the primary front line energy based weapon for the warriors of the Klingon Defense force. The Pistol was first observed in 2152 when A Klingon by the name of Klaang crashed on Earth and used the weapon to destroy a grain silo. While the design of the Disrupter Pistols have changed over time the basic systems of the first known examples of this Klingon sidearm are functionally the same to day as they were in the 2150s
Disrupter Pistol Operations
In keeping with the Klingon design philosophy the Disruptor Pistol is a simple rugged design meant to hold up under the adverse conditions of the battle field.
The Disrupter Pistol is fired by the pressing the trigger button built into the top of the handle. This button is located just above the beam control buttons and all buttons are situated so they are easily within reach of the users thumb. Pressing the button signals the targeting sensor unit to lock onto the intended target and make the necessary adjustments to the initial energy output from the power cell to ensure the beam will have enough strength to provide the desired effect upon the target.
Once the trigger has been activated and the required adjustments made the power from the power cell is directed to the Forced-Energy Particle Generator. The generator creates the proton stream that makes up the disrupter beam. The proton stream is then passed through the Waveguide/Accelerator unit were the stream is simultaneously compressed and speed up to bring the stream up to the final beam strength. Once through the Waveguide/Accelerator unit the stream is passed through the emitter were it exits the pistol as the disrupter beam.
Disrupter Pistol Components
The power source used in the pistol is a long term capacitance power cell. The power cell is capable of being swapped out in the field to quickly replenish the pistols power levels. The power cell is also capable of being recharged via induction loop when docked with a recharging station.
When the trigger is pressed the power cell discharges a set amount of energy in to the Forced-Energy Particle Generator under the control of the Beam settings control unit.
Beam Settings Control Unit:
The Beam settings Control Unit, or BSCU, is located just above the pistol grip of the Disruptor Pistol and can the person using the pistol can make changes to the settings with the thumb of the hand they are holding the pistol with. Utilizing this control unit the beam power levels and beam width.
There are six power settings on the pistol that are stun, heavy stun, kill, disrupt, heavy disrupt, overload and three beam width settings narrow, standard, wide angel. The BSCU also houses a targeting sensor that locks on to the object the pistol is pointed at and relays information about distance to and density of target back to the main BSCU control circuit so that power and beam strength can be modified to achieve the desired effect selected by the user.
Forced-Energy Particle Generator:
The Forced-Energy Particle Generator, or FEPG, creates the focused proton beam. 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. In the pistols from the 2360s onward this valve uses magnetic fluctuations to split the stream into three equal pulses that is then directed to Waveguide accelerator.
The early versions of the Disrupter Pistols they were equipped with a single Waveguide/Accelerator unit but by the 2370's the pistol had undergone a redesign and the single W/A unit had been replaced by a triply redundant version were three W/A units were used in the design. Each of the three units would handle one third of the proton stream. With this design should one or more of the W/A units be damaged the remaining W/A could handle the full proton stream but this would lead to a lag of .05 seconds between pressing the trigger and the beam leaving the emitter.
Upon entering the W/A unit the proton stream is pushed along the length of the W/A unit via a magnetic pulse increasing the speed of the proton stream by a factor of three while compressing the stream into its final width prior to passing though the beam emitter.
The Beam Emitter of the Disruptor Pistol is a shaped lithium crystal. The crystals are grown under controlled conditions in an a liquid Krogium bath. The resulting crystals are impregnated with the Krogium. When the proton stream enters the emitter from the W/A units the beam is held with in the emitter for up to .0065 seconds before being emitted from the emitter crystal toward the intended target.
In the 2240s the Beam Emitter was equipped with twin sonic emitters that emitted a sonic pulse along the path of the beam to reinforce the beam's integrity between the emitter and the target. by the 2280s advancements is the fabrication and shaping of the emitter crystal resulted in a more cohesive particle beam and the sonic emitters were phased out of the disrupter design. During the 2240s through the 2280 these disrupters were often referred to as sonic disrupters.