USS Phoenix-B


USS Phoenix - Federation Sim Fleet
Type : Excelsior -- Explorer / Cruiser
Unit Run :
3 built in total. The class remains in production.
Commissioned : 2372 - present
Dimensions : Length : 511.25 m
Beam : 195.64 m
Height : 86.76 m
Decks : 17 15 Habitable
Mass : 2,350,000 metric tons
Crew : 450 (150 Officers - 300 Enlisted Crew) - up to 130 visiting scientists, diplomats and civilians
Armament : 8 x Type VIII phaser turret system, total output, each type VIII phaser turret can produce 2.75 Megawatts.
Mark XXV photon torpedo, capable of pattern firing (sierra, etc.) as well as independent launch. Independent targeting once launched from the ship, detonation on contact unless otherwise directed by the Chief Tactical Officer.
Defensive Systems : Type: A symmetrical subspace graviton field. This type of shield is fairly similar to those of most other Starships. However, besides incorporating the now mandatory nutation shift in frequency, the shields alter their graviton polarity to better deal with more powerful weapons, such as the neutron-carbide beams of Tamarian vessels. During combat, the shield sends data on what type of weapon is being used on it, and what frequency and phase the weapon uses. Once this is analyzed by the tactical officer, the shield can be configured to have the same frequency as the incoming weapon - but different nutation. This tactic dramatically increases shield efficiency.

Output: There are twelve shield grids on the Excelsior Class starship, and each one generates 137.5 MW, resulting in a total shield strength of approx. 1650 MW. The power for the shields is taken directly from the warp engines and impulse fusion generators. If desired, the shields can be augmented by power from the impulse power plants. The shields are now comparable to the original New Orleans class and can protect against approximately 12% of the total EM spectrum (whereas the Galaxy Class Starship's standard shields can protect against about 23%), This improvement was made possible by the multi-phase graviton polarity flux technology incorporated into the shields, which is now standard issue on Federation starships.
Propulsion:   WARP SYSTEMS:
Type: NNEC Mark 4.5 Standard Matter/Anti-Matter Reaction Drive, developed by Newport News Engineering Consortium. Information on this Warp Drive can be found in any Starfleet Library or Omnipedia.
Normal Cruising Speed: Warp 7.
Cruising Speed as pursuant to Warp Limitations, as a cause of subspace pollution: Warp 6.6
Maximum Speed: Warp 9.4 for 12 hours
The USS Phoenix-B Hull number NX-70201 is a unique ship. It has a transwarp propulsion system installed parallel to the standard engine configuration making it a very tight fit in the engineering section.

Type: Standard Scarbak VI Excelsior Class mass drivers, developed specifically for the Excelsior Class Output: Each engine (there are two impulse engines) can propel the Excelsior Class at speeds just under .75c, or "three-quarters maximum impulse". Maximum impulse is .994c (one tenth away from 186,282 miles per second, which is warp one), and requires both engines working at approximately half strength. Standard impulse operations are limited to a maximum speed of .25c, with each engine working at .125c, due to time dilation problems.
Expected Hull Life : 120 years
Refit Cycle : Refit Cycles: Minor: 1 Year
Standard: 3 year
Major: 25 Years
General Overview: : Primary operational control of the Excelsior Class is provided by the Main Bridge, located at the top of the primary hull. It is located on Deck 1. The Main Bridge directly supervises all primary mission operations (with the exception of the Flight bay and assorted craft) and coordinates all departmental activities. The Main Bridge is a highly restricted area; only Beta-Two security clearance personnel (Officers with the Rank of Ensign or Higher) and authorized bridge personnel are allowed on the bridge. All bridge officers have access to a small armory on the bridge that carries both type II and type III phasers. The Main Bridge is an ejectable module, allowing for a wider variety in mission parameters. Layout: The new primary Bridge configuration is a simplified version of the new Galaxy Class configuration, though due to the age of the Excelsior class, bridge configurations can vary from vessel to vessel. The central area of the Main Bridge provides seating and information displays for the Captain and two other officers. The Captain's Chair is raised from the rest of the Bridge Officers, to that of the surrounding level which includes Tactical and Operations. The two Officer seats are equipped with fully programmable consoles for a variety of uses. Directly fore and to the right of the command area is the Flight Control Officer, who faces the main viewer. The FCO is equipped with a console that proceeds around at a 45 degree angle. Directly fore and to the Captain's left is the Operations manager's console. Identical in size and design to the Helm station, the Operations console is one of the most sensitive consoles to access on the bridge, due to the wide variety of information available there. At the very front of the bridge chamber is a large view screen. This main viewer performs all the standard duties expected of it. However, the view screen is not always activated like most other Starships. It is a full Holographic display, that can be activated upon request. When the screen is not active, the screen remains dark. Aft and to starboard of the command area is an elevated platform on which is located the tactical/security control station (comprised of two consoles, one for tactical, and one for security, located directly behind tactical and along the back of the bridge area). These consoles are to the starboard side of the Captain's Chair, no longer in the direct middle. Against the port side walls of the main bridge are the consoles for Science and others that are programmable for a multitude of functions. There are two Science consoles with Science 2 being a fully programmable multi-mission Console. Science I, which is the primary science console. Science I has priority links to Conn, Ops, Computers, and Tactical.Science II is the ASO's (Assistant Science Officer's) console, which can be used by any personnel. Science II has access to all science, navigational, sensor, and communications systems. Science II can be configured to operate in tandem with Science I, although security links and all other non-science data is withheld from Science II. Science II usually works independently of Science I. Against the aft wall of the main bridge is the large engineering console. This has a smaller cutaway diagram of the starship, which displays all engineering-relevant data and shows warp fields and engine output. This console also has priority links to the computers, the WPS (Warp Propulsion System), the IPS (Impulse Propulsion System), navigation, SIF, and IDF. Although usually unattended, the Chief Engineer can bring this console to full Enable mode by entering voice codes and undergoing a retinal scan. Also located on the platform, against the aft wall of the bridge, is a large master systems display monitor, similar to the one in main engineering. All relative ship information (such as damage, power distribution, etc.) is displayed on the cutaway image of the starship. This monitor can be used to direct ship operations and can be configured for limited flight control if necessary. Also located in the Bridge Engineering is the Engineering II console, which is fully programmable to run any Secondary Console function, including Sciences, Medical, Operations, Limited Helm control, or Security. This console, as does every console on the bridge, also has the hand-input sub-console for use in setting the auto-Destruct of starship. The auto-destruct sequence follows Standard Starfleet security procedures which can be accessed via any secured Memory Alpha ODN connection. There are two turbolifts on the bridge that can handle normal transit around the starship. There is also an emergency ladder that connects the bridge to Deck three. There is also one door, on the aft platform of the bridge, that leads to the Conference Room, which is directly aft of the Main Bridge. Other connected rooms to the Main Bridge include the Captain's Ready Room. There are no escape pods connected to the bridge. Pods are located on all decks below Deck three. Each pod can support two people for 4 hours in space, and has a maximum speed of half impulse. Two pods are reserved for the top four officers in the chain of command on the starship, because they are the last four to leave the ship. These are located on Deck two. As the number of experienced Captains dwindles in Starfleet, the notion of a Captain going down with his ship has been abolished. If the ship is abandoned, the top four officers in the chain of command will wait until everyone else is off the ship, opt to arm the auto-Destruct (not always necessary, but there if needed), and then leave in the two escape pods.

Main Engineering: : Located on Deck 12, Main Engineering is the 'heart' of the ship, comparable to the bridge as 'brain'. It has access to almost all systems aboard the starship, and manages repairs, power flow, and general maintenance. Entrance to Main Engineering is provided by two large blast doors that can be closed for internal or external security reasons. Just inside of that is an observation area where technicians monitor various systems of the ship. Also in that area, is a floor-mounted situational display similar to the Master Systems Display found on the Bridge. Affectionately referred to as the 'pool table', the Chief Engineer can use the display to more easily get a broad view of the situation with just a glance. Farther in from the observation area is the warp core and main control systems. Circular in shape, the room was designed to be small but exceedingly functional to save space inside the ship. Usable consoles are mounted on every piece of 'real estate' around the circumference of the room and provide primary control access for the engineers and technicians. Off to the starboard side of Main Engineering is the Chief Engineer's Office, which is equipped with a diagnostics table, assembly and repair equipment, a small replicator, and a personal use console with built-in private viewscreen. In the center of Main Engineering is the Matter/Anti-Matter Assembly (M/ARA). This is where primary power for the ship is generated inside the Matter/Anti-Matter Reaction Chamber (M/ARC). This system is checked on a regular basis due to its importance to the ship. Access to the warp core is restricted, with a front port to get to the Dilithium matrix as well as an over side port for access to the warp plasma conduits. A second tier rings the second level of Main Engineering. A small single-person elevator, as well as a ladder on the opposite end, provides access to this catwalk. Access to the Jefferies Tubes is provided in various places on both the First and Second Tier of Main Engineering. Typical crew compliment in Main Engineering consists of twenty engineers and thirty technicians of various grades. During Red or Yellow Alert, that number is increased.

A standard Excelsior Class main deflector dish is located along the fore portion of the Excelsior Class's secondary hull, and is located just forward of the primary engineering spaces. Composed of molybdenum/duranium mesh panels over a tritanium framework (beneath the Duranium-Tritanium hull), the dish can be manually moved four degrees in any direction off the ship's Z-axis. The main deflector dish's shield and sensor power comes from two graviton polarity generators located on deck 17, each capable of generating 128 MW, which can be fed into two 550 millicochrane subspace field distortion generators.

Type: Multiphase subspace graviton beam, used for direct manipulation of objects from a submicron to a macroscopic level at any relative bearing to the starship. Each emitter is directly mounted to the primary members of the ship's framework, to lessen the effects of isopiestic subspace shearing, inertial potential imbalance, and mechanical stress. Output: Each tractor beam emitter is built around three multiphase 15 MW graviton polarity sources, each feeding two 475 millicochrane subspace field amplifiers. Phase accuracy is within 1.3 arc-seconds per microsecond, which gives superior interference pattern control. Each emitter can gain extra power from the SIF by means of molybdenum-jacketed waveguides. The subspace fields generated around the beam (when the beam is used) can envelop objects up to 920 meters, lowering the local gravitational constant of the universe for the region inside the field and making the object much easier to manipulate.

Effective tractor beam range varies with payload mass and desired delta-v (change in relative velocity). Assuming a nominal 15 m/sec-squared delta-v, the multiphase tractor emitters can be used with a payload approaching 116,380,000,000 metric tons at less than 2,000 meters. Conversely, the same delta-v can be imparted to an object massing about one metric ton at ranges approaching 30,000 kilometers.

Primary purpose: Towing or manipulation of objects

Secondary purpose: Tactical; pushing enemy ships into each other.

TRANSPORTER SYSTEMS : Number of Systems: 12
Personnel Transporters: 6 (Transporter Rooms 1-2 - each with 3 transporter stations)
Max Payload Mass: 800kg (1,763 lbs)
Max Range: 40,000 km
Max Beam Up/Out Rate: Approx. 100 persons per hour per Transporter

Cargo Transporters: 3
Max Payload Mass: 500 metric tons. Standard operation is molecular resolution (Non-Lifeform).
Set for quantum (lifeform) resolution: 1 metric ton
Max Beam Up/Out Rate (Quantum Setting): Approx. 100 persons per hour per Transporter

Emergency Transporters: 3
Max Range: 15,000 km (send only) [range depends on available power]
Max Beam Out Rate: 160 persons per hour per Transporter (560 persons per hour with 4 Emergency Transports)

Number of cores: 2
The primary core occupies space on decks 6, 7 and 8 - located centrally in the main saucer section.
The secondary core is the emergency core is much smaller than the first and is located adjacent to Environmental Control on Deck 17. Type: The updated Computer cores found on the Excelsior class are larger versions of the New Orleans Class Isolinear Processing cores, spread out to take three rather than four decks. The system is powered by a smaller, regulated EPS conduit directly from the warp core. Cooling of the isolinear loop is accomplished by a regenerative liquid nitrogen loop that is vented directly to space. For missions, requirements on the computer core rarely exceed 75-80% of total core processing and storage capacity. The rest of the core is utilized for various scientific, tactical, or intelligence gathering missions - or to backup data in the event of a damaged core.

Acronym for Library Computer Access and Retrieval System, the common user interface of 24th century computer systems, based on verbal and graphically enhanced keyboard/display input and output. The graphical interface adapts to the task which is supposed to be performed, allowing for maximum ease-of-use. The Excelsior Class operates on LCARS build version 4.5 to account for increases in processor speed and power, and limitations discovered in the field in earlier versions, and increased security.
All Starfleet data is highly regulated. A standard set of access levels have been programmed into the computer cores of all ships in order to stop any undesired access to confidential data.

Security levels are used and are variable, and task-specific. Certain areas of the ship are restricted to unauthorized personnel, regardless of security level. Security levels can also be raised, lowered, or revoked by Command personnel.

Security levels in use aboard the Excelsior Class are:

Level 10 – Captain and Above
Level 9 – First Officer
Level 8 - Commander
Level 7 – Lt. Commander
Level 6 – Lieutenant
Level 5 – Lt. Junior Grade
Level 4 - Ensign
Level 3 – Non-Commissioned Crew
Level 2 – Civilian Personnel
Level 1 – Open Access (Read Only)

Standard Communications Range: 42,000 - 100,000 kilometers
Standard Data Transmission Speed: 18.5 kiloquads per second
Subspace Communications Speed: Warp 9.9997

Deck Listing

Deck 1:   Captain’s Ready Room, Main Bridge, Briefing Room
Deck 2:   Junior and Senior Officers Quarters, VIP/Guest Quarters

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