Phaser Banks

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The Phaser Bank is usually used when referring to phaser types four through eight. The normal arrangement of phaser banks is two phaser emitters that share linked power systems and targeting control systems but single emitter phaser banks are also utilized. Most often the single phaser banks are used on auxiliary craft while the dual emitter banks are generally the primary defensive/offensive weapons used on Star Ships.

Like all phasers in use by Star Fleet Ship mounted phaser array make use of the Rapid Nadion Effect (RNE) to generate a coherent energy beam that is the emitted from the phaser array toward a predetermined target.

The main body of the phaser bank is housed beneath the hull surface with only the Hemispherical emitter crystal visible above the upper hull surface. The main body of the phaser is housed in a pit of duranium 235 and supplied with supersonic regenerative liquid Nitrogen cooling. The pit itself is thermally isolated from the rest of the ship structure by tritanium struts.

Phaser Bank Components

Power Systems:

The phaser bank draws its power directly from the ship's EPS network. The plasma is drawn frm the EPS network by the power flow regulator that utilize physical irises and magnetic switching gates. The regulator is manufactured from combined crystal sonodanite, solenogyn, and rabium tritonide and is lined with a layer paranygen animide that provides structural surface protection.

The submaster flow regulator leads into the Plasma Distribution Manifold (PDM). The PDM is constructed of a single crystal boronite solid and feeds directly into the prefire chambers of each emitter.

Prefire Chamber:

The prefire chamber is a sphere of LiCu 518 reinforced with wound hafnium tritonide. With in the chamber the plasma energy undergoes the EM spectrum shift associated with the RNE before a collapsible charge barrier allows the energy to pass into the emitter crystal.

the prefire chamber empties into the prefire wave guide. The wave guide is constructed molybdenum jacketed wave guide that is steerable via electrofluidic pistons. The wave guide directs the phase energy into the crystal where necessary to insure proper targeting of the emitted beam

Emitter Crystal:

The emitter crystal is a hemispherical crystal of LiCu 518. The collimated beam of energy is emitted from the outer surface of the crystal towards the target.

Phaser Control Subprocesor:

All phaser functions are controlled via the phaser control subprocesor with oversight of the main computer core and the tactical officer. The PCS is a quadritronic optical subrocessor consisting of cross connected isolinear optical chips. The PCS is linked to the ships targeting sensors via dedicated ODN network connections that allow the threat assessment/tracking/targeting software to adjust the phaser arrays firing sequence to ensure accuracy.

Phaser Bank Types

Type IV:

Type four phasers are generally used as vehicle mounted phaser arrays and most often used on Shuttle pods and the Type 6 shuttle and other such auxiliary craft such as the ARGO buggy where the type four is mounted as a rear facing light phaser cannon.

Type V:

Type Five phasers are used on larger shuttle craft such as the type 7 shuttle and higher numbered shuttles.

Type VII:

Type Seven phasers are most often used on fighters or other shuch attack craft.

Type VIII:

Ship mounted phasers used on ship classes such as the Excelsior class and the Peregrine class attack fighter. The type eight phasers are most often mounted in banks of dual emitters.