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  • Any form of technology used to detect some phenomenon from a distance
  • Divided into active and passive
    • Passive
      • Detection of emissions without direct interaction
    • Active
      • Transmission of some means to detect through interaction with distant phenomena
      • Often involved emission of unspecified signal at particular frequencies (TNG Novel: Available Light)

Technological notes

  • High-density minerals often serve to deflect active sensor efforts and prevent passive detection
  • Certain forms of low-level warp fields can serve to deflect sensors (TNG Novel: A Time to Heal)
  • Natural crystalline structures, such as certain Oort cloud bodies, can serve as natural enhancers for active sensor efforts, expanding effective range immensely (DS9 Novel: Mission Gamma: Cathedral)


Dekyon resonance pattern

  • Analyzes local dekyon field for resonances indicating sources of dekyon emissions (TNG: "Cause and Effect"; TNG Novel: A Time to Heal)


  • First developed May 2267 (VAN Novel: Precipice)
  • Provides geological analysis of chemical makeup of buried compounds or strata (TNG: "Pen Pals"; TNG Novel: A Time to Heal)

Pages in category "Sensors"

The following 8 pages are in this category, out of 8 total.