JTAS Vol.4 Sensors questions

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JTAS Vol.4 Sensors questions

Postby JNJ » Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:19 am

Hi,

Page 40 details LPI and ELPI modification to sensors but there is no associated cost to implement them. Is it written somewhere else ? Did I miss something ?

Page 41 Detection mods : For jammers, shouldn't it be "-8" instead of "+8" ?

Thanks for your help.
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Re: JTAS Vol.4 Sensors questions

Postby Annatar Giftbringer » Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:37 am

+8 sounds right. Remember that at this stage it’s just about detecting, not identifying or getting detailed readings.

A ship using active jammers sends out massive amounts of signals to overwhelm enemy sensors, so it should be simple to see that something is out there, but it might be very difficult to see what it is.

Compare it to trying to spot someone outside in darkness, with your eyes. If the target aims a flashlight directly at you you will definitely notice that someone’s out there, even if you can’t see exactly who or where.
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Re: JTAS Vol.4 Sensors questions

Postby JNJ » Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:57 am

Annatar Giftbringer wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:37 am
+8 sounds right. Remember that at this stage it’s just about detecting, not identifying or getting detailed readings.

A ship using active jammers sends out massive amounts of signals to overwhelm enemy sensors, so it should be simple to see that something is out there, but it might be very difficult to see what it is.

Compare it to trying to spot someone outside in darkness, with your eyes. If the target aims a flashlight directly at you you will definitely notice that someone’s out there, even if you can’t see exactly who or where.
Hi Annatar Giftbringer,

It makes sense. I better understand now.

Thanks that is greatly helpful.

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