Author Topic: How are Active Sensor EM emmisions calculated?  (Read 693 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Alucard

  • Petty Officer
  • **
  • A
  • Posts: 16
  • Thanked: 1 times
How are Active Sensor EM emmisions calculated?
« on: March 26, 2019, 04:15:33 PM »
I can't really find how AS EM emmisions are calculated in C#. Seems it is based on strength and resolution. The emmisions seemd too low to me in 4x at high tech levels (should never be able to outrange a passive EM senser with an active one at the same tech level, which I think I was able to...). However, I just don't want to propose changes without understanding how it works now in the first place.
« Last Edit: March 26, 2019, 04:35:56 PM by Alucard »
 

Offline Steve Walmsley

  • Moderator
  • Star Marshal
  • *****
  • S
  • Posts: 7842
  • Thanked: 4044 times
    • http://www.starfireassistant.com
Re: How are Active Sensor EM emmisions calculated?
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2019, 07:47:37 AM »
I can't really find how AS EM emmisions are calculated in C#. Seems it is based on strength and resolution. The emmisions seemd too low to me in 4x at high tech levels (should never be able to outrange a passive EM senser with an active one at the same tech level, which I think I was able to...). However, I just don't want to propose changes without understanding how it works now in the first place.

Not at home at the moment but I think its may be sensor strength x resolution.
 

Offline Iranon

  • Captain
  • **********
  • I
  • Posts: 583
  • Thanked: 55 times
Re: How are Active Sensor EM emmisions calculated?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2019, 05:17:24 AM »
In the current model, the size needed for an EM sensor to detect an Active Grav Sensor at that sensor's maximum range is 10/(Resolution^0.5).

A Resolution-1 Active will be detected at its maximum range by a size-10 Passive.
A Resolution-16 Active will be detected at its maximum range by a size-2.5 Passive.
A Resolution-100 Active will be detected at its maximum range by a size-1 Passive.

I don't think the concept has changed - coarse-grained sensors can easily be picked up beyond their own range, fine-grained one will require relatively sophisticated passive sensors.
 

 

Sitemap 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55