From Azeri Fleet

Security - Phaser Settings

These settings are as listed in the Next Generation Technical Manual, and can therefore only safely be applied to TNG-era Type-I and Type-I

The damage index is derived for setting comparisons; each whole number represents the number of centimetres of material penetrated or damaged at the molecular level.


Setting 1 - Light Stun

Discharge Energy Index: 15.75
Duration: 0.25 seconds
SEM:NDF Ratio n/a
Damage Index: 0

  • This setting is calibrated for base humanoid physiology, and causes temporary central nervous system (CNS) impairment resulting in unconsciousness for up to 5 minutes

  • Higher levels of reversible damage to the CNS result from repeated long exposures

  • The discharge energy index is related to RNE protonic charge levels

  • Standard composite structural materials of median-density (consisting typically of multiple layers of tritanium, duranium, cortenite, lignin, and lithium-silicon-carbon 372) are not permanently affected, although some warming (from vibration) will be detected

Setting 2 - Medium Stun

Discharge Energy Index: 45.30
Duration: 0.75 seconds
SEM:NDF Ratio n/a
Damage Index: 0

  • Base-type humanoids remain unconscious for up to 15 minutes

  • Resistant humanoid types will be rendered unconscious for up to 5 minutes

  • Long exposures produce low levels of irreversible damage to the CNS and epithelial layers

  • Structural materials are not affected, though higher levels of vibrational warming are evident

Setting 3 - Heavy Stun

Discharge Energy Index: 160.65
Duration: 1.025 seconds
SEM:NDF Ratio n/a
Damage Index: 1

  • Deep sleep for up to 1 hour

  • Resistant bioforms will be rendered unconscious for approximately 15 minutes

  • Single discharges raise 1cc of liquid water by 100ºC

  • Structural samples experience significant levels of thermal radiation

Setting 4 - Low Thermal Effects

Discharge Energy Index: 515.75
Duration: 1.5 seconds
SEM:NDF Ratio n/a
Damage Index: 3.5

  • Base-type humanoids experience extensive CNS damage and epidermal electromegnetic (EM) trauma

  • Structural materials exhibit visible thermal shock

  • Discharges of longer than five seconds produce deep heat storage effects within metal alloys

Setting 5 - High Thermal Effects

Discharge Energy Index: 857.5
Duration: 1.5 seconds
SEM:NDF Ratio 250: 1
Damage Index: 7

  • Humanoid tissues experience severe burn effects but (due to water content) deeper epithelial layers will not char

  • Simple personal forcefields are penetrated after five seconds

  • Large fields as used by Away Teams will not be affected

Setting 6 - Light Disruption Effects

Discharge Energy Index: 2700
Duration: 1.75 seconds
SEM:NDF Ratio 90: 1
Damage Index: 15

  • Organic tissues and structural materials exhibit comparable penetration and molecular damage as high energy causes matter to undergo rapid dissociation

  • The 'familiar' thermal effects begin to decrease at this level

Setting 7 - Moderate Disruption Effects

Discharge Energy Index: 4900
Duration: 1.75 seconds
SEM:NDF Ratio 1: 1
Damage Index: 50

  • Organic tissue damage causes immediate cessation of life processes as disruption effects become widespread

Setting 8 - Medium Disruption Effects

Discharge Energy Index: 15000
Duration: 1.75 seconds
SEM:NDF Ratio 1: 3
Damage Index: 120

  • Cascading disruption forces cause humanoid organisms to vapourise, as 50% of affected matter transitions out of the continuum

  • All unprotected matter is affected and penetrated according to depth and time of application

Setting 9 - High Disruption Effects

Discharge Energy Index: 65000
Duration: 1.5 seconds
SEM:NDF Ratio 1: 7
Damage Index: 300

  • Medium alloys and ceramic structural materials (of over 100 cm thickness) begin exhibiting energy rebound prior to vapourisation

Setting 10 - Extreme Disruption Effects

Discharge Energy Index: 125000
Duration: 1.3 seconds
SEM:NDF Ratio 1: 9
Damage Index: 450

  • Heavy structural materials absorb or rebound energy; there is a 0.55 second delay before material vapourises

Setting 11 - Slight Explosive/Disruption Effects

Discharge Energy Index: 300000
Duration: 0.78 seconds
SEM:NDF Ratio 1: 11
Damage Index: 670

  • Structural materials utilising ultradense alloys absorb or rebound energy with a 0.20 second delayed reaction before vapourisation

  • Light geological displacement, as approximately 10 m3 of rock (of average density 6.0 g/cm3) is explosively decoupled by a single discharge

Setting 12 - Light Explosive/Disruption Effects

Discharge Energy Index: 540000
Duration: 0.82 seconds
SEM:NDF Ratio 1: 14
Damage Index: 940

  • Structural materials utilising ultradense alloys absorb or rebound energy with a 0.1 second delayed reaction before vapourisation

  • Moderate geological displacement, as approximately 50 m3 of rock (of average density 6.0 g/cm3) is explosively decoupled by a single discharge

Setting 13 - Moderate Explosive/Disruption Effects

Discharge Energy Index: 720000
Duration: 0.82 seconds
SEM:NDF Ratio 1: 14
Damage Index: 1100

  • Shielded matter exhibits minor vibrational heating effects

  • Medium geological displacement, as approximately 90 m3 of rock (of average density 6.0 g/cm3) is explosively decoupled by a single discharge

Setting 14 - Medium Explosive/Disruption Effects

Discharge Energy Index: 930000
Duration: 0.75 seconds
SEM:NDF Ratio 1: 20
Damage Index: 1430

  • Shielded matter exhibits medium vibrational heating effects

  • Heavy geological displacement, as approximately 160 m3 of rock (of average density 6.0 g/cm3) is explosively decoupled by a single discharge

Setting 15 - High Explosive/Disruption Effects

Discharge Energy Index: 1.17 x 10 6
Duration: 0.32 seconds
SEM:NDF Ratio 1: 25
Damage Index: 1850

  • Shielded matter exhibits major vibrational heating effects

  • Extreme geological displacement, as approximately 370 m3 of rock (of average density 6.0 g/cm3) is explosively decoupled by a single discharge

Setting 16 - Extreme Explosive/Disruption Effects

Discharge Energy Index: 1.55 x 10 6
Duration: 0.28 seconds
SEM:NDF Ratio 1: 40
Damage Index: 2450

  • Shielded matter exhibits light mechanical fracturing

  • Catastrophic geological displacement, as approximately 650 m3 of rock (of average density 6.0 g/cm3) is explosively decoupled by a single discharge
Paramount
Star Trek®, Star Trek The Next Generation®, Star Trek Deep Space Nine® and Star Trek Voyager® are registered trade marks of Paramount Pictures, registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office. No infringement is intended.