Klingon Disruptor Rifle
From Bravo Fleet Infobase
The Type II Disruptors are most often refereed to as Disruptor Rifles and like the Type I pistols the rifles are energy weapons that are capable of an higher energy output than the smaller pistols. The earliest known example of the rifle was observed in the 2150s and had a pistol grip located at the rear end of the weapon and overall had an appearance of a shotgun from Earths late twentieth century. By the 2360s the look of the rifle had evolved to mirror that of the pistols with the inclusion of a shoulder stock.
Disrupter Rifle Operations
Like everything else designed and built by the Klingons the Klingon Disruptor Rifle is a rugged design meant to stand up to the conditions found on the battle field. While the design of the rifle of the 2150s and the rifle in use in the 2360s appear very different the systems are still very similar.
To use the rifle the user would select the required beam settings using the Beam Settings Control Unit located just above the pistol grip. Then point the weapon at the desired target and press the trigger button. Once the trigger has been activated power is drawn from the power cell and passed through the Forced-Energy Particle Generator were the proton stream that will make up the final beam is created. The Proton beam is then passed into and through the Waveguide/ Accelerator Unit were the beam is compressed into the diameter that is required to pass through the emitter and accelerated to the required final speed when exiting the emitter. The prepared beam is then passed through the emitter and toward the intended target.
Disrupter Rifle Components
The power for the rifle of the 2150s was supplied by three long term capacitance power cells. These cells can be swapped out in the field individually or as a group. The design of the power cells for this rifle required them to be removed for the weapon and docked with a recharge station to be charged.
Due to advancements in power storage mediums the rifle of the 2290s could hold a higher charge level than a cell of similar size from the 2150s. The cell can be swapped out in the filed and a induction coil has been added so the cell can be recharged while the rifle is docked with a charging station when not in use. This basic design is still in use in Disrupter Rifles filed by the Klingon Defense Force.
From the 2390s onward the rifles were equipped with shoulder stocks and these stocks housed the weapons power cell and the induction coils used to recharge the weapons.
Beam Settings Control Unit:
The Beam settings Control Unit, or BSCU, is located just above the rear grip of the rifle the person using the rifle can make changes to the settings with the thumb of the hand they are holding the gripwith. Utilizing this control unit the beam power levels and beam width.
There are four power settings on the pistol that are stun, kill, disrupt, overload and three beam width settings narrow, standard, wide angel. In the 2390's a fourth beam setting was added so that the user could select to fire a pulse instead of a beam. In this setting the rifle would be used as a Sniper Rifle.
When the weapons user would point the rifle at their intended target the TAG unit would relay 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. By the 2360s the TAG was no longer a separate unit and had been incorporated int the BSCU.
Target Acquisition Sensor Unit
The rifle of the 2150s was not equipped with any targeting sensors, therefore targeting was a simple matter of point the weapon at the intended target and fire.
The rifle that was fielded by the Klingon Defense Force of 2293 had a Target Acquisition Sensor Unit or TAG unit. This was a cylindrical unit mounted to the top of the weapon. The user looks into one end of the TAG unit were the see a close up view of the indicated target along with targeting data such as range to target and power requirements
By the 2360s the targeting sensors were no longer a separate unit but had been incorporated into the BCU in the same manner as the Disruptor Pistols.
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 rifles from the 2360s onward this valve uses magnetic fluctuations to split the stream into three equal pulses that is then directed to Waveguide accelerator.
In the rifles of the 2150s the Waveguide/Accelerator unit or W/A unit was a two stage unit that made up the bulk of the weapon. The first stage utilized fields to squeeze the particle beam to the beam diameter needed to pass through the Beam Emitter. The Second stage was the accelerator stage that increased the speed of the particles by a factor of three prior to passing the beam through the emitter.
By the 2360s the single W/A unit was replaced by the triply redundant W/A unit like the Disruptor Pistols. 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.
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.