Max then responded to the Captain =/\=That is a good idea. I was thinking about doing some simulations to see if we could get more information based on the data we have on the nebula. Captain, we will be down here keeping the ship in tip top shape and making sure nothing happens, if possible, with the nebula. Max out.=/\=
Captain Glen responded =/\= Very Good. See if it helps if we can make the Shields work in conjunction with the Warp field integrity. Or could we polarize the hull, which while not as protective as shields, but could be a little extra protective than nothing. =/\=
Max thought for a second and decided it was better than no shields to polarize the hull. He then responded to the captain =/\=That is a very good idea sir. I will start working on the process now. Mullins out=/\=. Max knew this worked for previous ships before shields were a normal thing but he was not 100% sure how to do it. He knew there was documentation on it so he asked the computer, “Are you able to pull the data in the memory banks on how to polarize the hull and do it, when requested, or provide the instructions on doing so?” He then waited either for the information to come up or if the computer is able to do it or not?
=/\= Working! =/\= responded Mabel 2.0
Max then went over to the simulation station in order to start running the data. He wanted to see what the computer would come up with. He waited for the computer to provide a number of possibilities in order to know what to prepare for, especially with leaving the shields up. He knew the ship was better equipped for this but one never knew what might happen with the nebula.
During his bedtime reading, Glen had recently read in the Starfleet Journal of Shield Engineers about the use of nanocochrane stabilizers in stabilizing shield frequencies, and so allowing their synchronization into a more dynamic configuration, with the generation of overlapping subspace fields, also known as metaphasic shielding. Unfortunately, neither the original specifications of the Merrimack, or it’s futuristic upgrades had allowed for such a thing, and Max would need to reply on old fashioned methods of synchronizing the shield frequency to the Warp field itself.
Glen then instructed NE Coals, “Before we enter can we send a Com forward using the USS Trudograd’s earlier dropped buoys and is there some way of telling how far it gets before it is cut or blocked? That would give us an indication of where the problem is, if not what it is.”
”..We can, they dont got much in the way of sensors so we can’t use them to scan for anything really though..” NE Coal said.
“But you can surely determine, from the infinitesimally small time delay, to which buoy a signal had reached before it was no longer being returned to us. Even if that gave us some very crude measure of the range… say, four buoys in, or six buoys in, then that would tell us approximately where to expect whatever danger awaits us. Obviously, there are still provisos with that… a big alien structure that moves its location, but it seems worth the effort to at least give it a try. To be forewarned is to be forearmed.”
“Samson,” Glen asked Helm, “plot a course into the nebula, but let’s try to use the Coms first, so await my order before going in.”
Glen asked his new CSO, “Xavier, are you happy with the composition and distribution of gases? is this as you expected? Can you do anything to improve the sensors?”
“Verity,” Glen asked his XO, “Your thoughts might be useful too?”
“If the nebula gas composition results in the loss of sensors and shields, do you think we could reroute emergency power through the Rodium deflector shell? That should compensate for any static discharge from the subspace field distortion amplifier, that we might see between the amplifier and the eight shield generators within the space frame.”
“And It will be interesting to see how Lt. Mullins simulations work out, don’t you think?” Glen asked Verity.
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