ST: TNG Technical Manual

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ST: TNG Technical Manual

Postby llbirdnow1 » Sat Apr 24, 2004 7:04 am

Although this manual is primarily for the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D, I think the information in this could be useful for us as well.

Postby llbirdnow1 » Sat Apr 24, 2004 7:05 am

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Technical Manual

A fascinating look inside the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701-D

Postby llbirdnow1 » Sat Apr 24, 2004 7:07 am

1.0 USS Enterprise Introduction

1.1 Mission Objectives for Galaxy Class Project
1.2 Design Lineage
1.3 General Overview
1.4 Construction Chronology

Postby llbirdnow1 » Sat Apr 24, 2004 7:10 am

2.0 Spacecraft Structure

2.1 Main Skeletal Structure
2.2 USS Enterprise Coordinate System
2.3 Hull Layers
2.4 Structural Integrity Field System
2.5 Inertial Dampening System
2.6 Emergency SIF/IDF Procedures
2.7 Saucer Module Seperation Systems

Postby llbirdnow1 » Sat Apr 24, 2004 7:13 am

3.0 Command System

3.1 Main Bridge
3.2 Bridge Operations
3.3 Basic Control Panel/Terminal Use
3.4 Flight Control (Conn)
3.5 Operations Management (Ops)
3.6 Tactical
3.7 Command Stations
3.8 Science Stations
3.9 Mission Ops
3.10 Environment
3.11 Engineering
3.12 Guidance and Navigation
3.13 System Diagnostics
3.14 Battle Bridge
3.15 Main Engineering

Postby llbirdnow1 » Sat Apr 24, 2004 7:16 am

4.0 Computer Systems

4.1 Computer System
4.2 Personal Access Display Device (PADD)
4.3 Isolinear Optical Chips

Postby llbirdnow1 » Sat Apr 24, 2004 7:23 am

5.0 Warp Propulsion Systems

5.1 Warp Field Theory and Application
5.2 Matter/Antimatter Reaction Assembly
5.3 Warp Field Nacelles
5.4 Antimatter Storage and Transfer
5.5 Warp Propulsion System Fuel Supply
5.6 Bussard Ramscoop Fuel Replenishment
5.7 Onboard Antimatter Generation
5.8 Engineering Operations and Safety
5.9 Emergency Shutdown Procedures
5.10 Catastrophic Emergency Procedures

Postby llbirdnow1 » Sat Apr 24, 2004 7:27 am

6.0 Impulse Propulsion Systems

6.1 Impulse Drive
6.2 Relativistic Considerations
6.3 Engineering Operations and Safety
6.4 Emergency Shutdown Procedures
6.5 Catastrophic Emergency Procedures

Postby llbirdnow1 » Sat Apr 24, 2004 7:30 am

7.0 Utilities Auxiliary Systems

7.1 Utilities
7.2 Exterior Connects Hardpoints
7.3 Reaction Control System
7.4 Navigational Deflector
7.5 Tractor Beams
7.6 Replicator Systems

Postby llbirdnow1 » Sat Apr 24, 2004 7:33 am

8.0 Communications

8.1 Intraship Communications
8.2 Personal Communicator
8.3 Ship-to-Ground Communications
8.4 Ship-to-Ship Communications
8.5 Subspace Communications Network
8.6 Universal Translator

Postby llbirdnow1 » Sat Apr 24, 2004 7:41 am

9.0 Transporter Systems

9.1 Transporter Systems Introduction
9.2 Transporter Systems Operation
9.3 Other Transporter Functions
9.4 Limitations of Use
9.5 Transporter Evacuation

Postby llbirdnow1 » Sat Apr 24, 2004 7:52 am

10.0 Science and Remote Sensing Systems

10.1 Sensor Systems
10.2 Long-Range Sensors
10.3 Navigational Sensors
10.4 Lateral Sensor Arrays
10.5 Instrumented Probes
10.6 Tricorder
10.7 Science Department Ops

Postby llbirdnow1 » Sat Apr 24, 2004 7:55 am

11.0 Tactical Systems

11.1 Phasers
11.2 Phaser Operations
11.3 Photon Torpedoes
11.4 Photon Torpedo Operations
11.5 Battle Bridge
11.6 Tactical Policies
11.7 Personal Phasers
11.8 Deflector Shields
11.9 Auto-Destruct Systems

Postby llbirdnow1 » Sat Apr 24, 2004 7:58 am

12.0 Environmental Systems

12.1 Life Support and Environmental Control
12.2 Atmospheric System
12.3 Gravity Generation
12.4 Emergency Environmental Systems
12.5 Waste Management

Postby llbirdnow1 » Sat Apr 24, 2004 8:00 am

13.0 Crew Support Systems

13.1 Crew Support
13.2 Medical Systems
13.3 Medical Tricorder
13.4 Crew Quarters Systems
13.5 Food Replication Systems
13.6 Turbolift Personnel Transport System
13.7 Holographic Environmental Simulators

Postby llbirdnow1 » Sat Apr 24, 2004 8:06 am

14.0 Auxiliary Spacecraft Systems

14.1 Shuttlecraft Operations
14.2 Shuttlebays
14.3 Shuttlecraft
14.4 Extravehicular Activity
14.5 Captain's Yacht

Postby llbirdnow1 » Sat Apr 24, 2004 8:20 am

15.0 USS Enterprise Flight Operations

15.1 Introduction to Flight Operations
15.2 Mission Types
15.3 Operating Modes
15.4 Cruise Mode
15.5 Yellow Alert
15.6 Red Alert
15.7 External Support Mode
15.8 Seperated Flight Mode
15.9 Reduced Power Mode

Postby llbirdnow1 » Sat Apr 24, 2004 8:22 am

16.0 Emergency Operations

16.1 Introductions to Emergency Operations
16.2 Fire Suppression
16.3 Emergency Medical Operations
16.4 Lifeboats
16.5 Rescue and Evac Operations

Postby llbirdnow1 » Sat Apr 24, 2004 8:23 am

17.0 Conclusion

17.1 Projected Upgrades
17.2 Futre Directions: The Road to 1701-E
17.3 Mission Background

Postby llbirdnow1 » Sat Apr 24, 2004 10:59 am



Starfleet has long been charged with a broad spectrum of responsibilities to the citizens of the Federation and to the lifeforms of the galaxy at large. As the volume of explored space continues to grow, and with it the Federation itself, so do Starfleet's duties.

These duties range from relatively mundane domestic and civil missions, to cultural contact and diplomacy, to defense, to our primary mission of exploration and research. Many of these responsibilities are best carried out with relatively small, specialized ships. Yet there continues to be an ongoing need for a small number of larger, multi-mission vehicles that are capable of implementing the complete range of Starfleet's objectives. This need has in fact grown as the volume of relatively unexplored space within Federation influence continues to expand.

The Galaxy class starship represents Starfleet's most sophisticated achievement in multi-mission ship systems design.

Pursuant to Starfleet Exploration Directive 902.3, the following objectives have been established for the Galaxy Class Starship Development Project:

*Provide a moblie platform for a wide range of ongoing scientific and cultural research projects.

*Replace aging Ambassador and Oberth class starships as primary instruments of Starfleet's exploration programs.

*Provide autonomous capability for full execution of Federation policy options in outlying areas.

*Incorporate recent advancements in warp powerplant technology and improved science instrumentation.

To provide for these objectives, the Starfleet Spacecraft Design Advisory Commission recommended to the Advanced Starship Design Bureau that the Galaxy class starship meet or exceed the design goals in the following specification categories:

*Sustainable cruise velocity of Warp Factor 9.2 Ability to maintain speeds of up to Warp 9.6 for periods of up to twelve hours.

*Fifth-phase dilithium controlled matter/antimatter reactor primary power. Sustainable field output to exceed 1,650 cochranes, peak transitional surge reserve to exceed 4,225% of nominal output (170 ns phase).

*Warp driver coils efficiency to meet or exceed 88% at speeds up to Warp 7.0. Minimum efficiency of 52% to be maintained through Warp 9.1. Life cycle of all primary coil elements to meet or exceed 1,200,000 cochrane-hours between neutron purge refurbishment. Secondary coil elements to meet or exceed 2,000,000 cochrane-hours between neutron purge refurbishment.

*Warp field geometry to incorporate modified 55 degree Z-axis compression characteristics on forward warp lobe for increased peak transitional efficiency. Warp nacelle centerlines to conform to 2.56:1 ratio of separation to maximum field strength.

*Secondary (impulse) propulsion system to provide sublight velocities up to and including 0.92 lightspeed (c). Engine systems of choice to include but are not limited to at least two YPS 8063 fusion drive motors. All units to be equipped with subspace driver accelerators, field output not less than 180 millicochranes at 1.02x10(to the 7th power)K. Reactor modules to be field-replaceable. Independent impulse propulsion systems of choice for primary hull to include but not be limited to YPS 8055 fusion drive motors.

*Ability to operate independent of starbase refurbishment for extended periods. Independent exploration capability of seven Standard years at nominal Warp 6 velocity for docked configuration. Ability to execute deep-space exploration missions including charting and mapping, first cultural contact scenarios, and full biological and ecological studies.

*Space allocation for mission-specific facilities: Habitable area to include 800,000 square meters for mission-adaptable facilities including living quarters for mission-specific attached personnel.

*Ability to support a wide range of mission-related ongoing research and other projects (including sufficient habitable volume and power generation for facilities and operations) without impact on primary mission operations.

*Full spectrum EM, optical, subspace flux, gravimetric, particle, and quark population analysis sensor capability. Multimode neutrino interferometry instrumentation. Wideband life sciences analysis capability pursuant to Starfleet life contact policy directive. Two-meter diameter gamma ray telescope. Upgradeable experiment and sensor array design. Ability to support both on-board and probe-mounted science instrumentation.

*Support facilities for auxiliary spacecraft and instrumented probes needed for short-range operations to include at least two independent launch, resupply, and repair bays.


*Environmental systems to conform to Starfleet Regulatory Agency (SFRA)-standard 102.19 for Class M compatible oxygen-breathing personnel. All life-critical systems to be triply redundant. Life support modules to be replaceable at major starbase layover to permit vehiclewide adaptation to Class H, K, or L environmental conditions.

*Ability to support up to 5,000 non-crew personnel for mission-related operations.

*Facilities to support Class M environmental range in all individual living quarters, provides for 10% of quarters to support Class H, K, and L environmental conditions. Additional 2% of living quarters volume to be equipped for Class N and N(2) environmental adaptation.

*All habitable volume to be protected to SFRA-standard 347.3(a levels for EM and nuclear radiation. Subspace flux differential to be maintained within 0.2 millicochranes.


*Defensive shielding systems to exceed 7.3 x 10 to the fifth power KW primary energy dissipation rate. All tactical shielding to have full redundancy, with auxiliary system able to provide 65% of primary rating.

*Tactical systems to include full array of Type X phaser bank elements on both primary and stardrive (battle) sections capable of 5.1MW maximum single emitter output. Two photon torpedo launchers required for the battle section, one auxiliary launcher in primary hull.

*Ability to separate into two autonomous spacecraft comprising a battle section, capable of warp flight and optimized for combat, and a primary section capable of impulse flight and defensive operations.

*Full independent sublight operational capability for command section in Separated Flight Mode.


*Spaceframe design life of approximately one hundred years, assuming approximately five major shipwide system swapouts and upgrades at average intervals of twenty years. Such upgrades help insure the continuing usefulness of the ship even though significant advances in technology are anticipated during that time. Minor refurbishment and upgrade to occur at approximately one- to five-year intervals, depending on specific mission requirements and hardware availability.

Postby llbirdnow1 » Sat Apr 24, 2004 2:14 pm


The Galaxy class Enterprise maintains Starfleet’s tradition of honoring the original starship Enterprise. Like her predecessors, this ship bears the original Starfleet registry number of that illustrious first Enterprise, NCC-1701. In this case, the suffix “-D” indicates this is the fourth successor to the name and number. Few other ships in Starfleet have been so recognized. So significant were the exploits of this original ship and its crew, that in 2277 the practice of having a separate insignia for each starship was abolished, and the Enterprise emblem was adopted as the official symbol for the entire Starfleet.

The first starship Enterprise was a Constitution class vehicle commissioned in 2245 at Starfleet’s San Francisco Yards, orbiting Earth. This ship, first commanded by Captain Robert April, then by Captain Christopher Pike and Captain James Kirk, became a historic figure in Starfleet’s early exploration of deep space.

This ship was refitted several times, remaining in active service until 2284 when it was assigned to training duty at Starfleet Academy. It was destroyed in 2285 while defending the Mutara sector against a Klingon incursion.

The second Enterprise, NCC-1701-A, also a constitution class ship, was commissioned in 2286. Originally names Yorktown, this ship was redesignated Enterprise and assigned to the command of Captain Kirk following an incident in which Kirk and his crew were responsible for saving the planet Earth from the effects of an alien spacecraft. This ship later played a vital role in the success of the Khitomer conference, which had such a profound impact on the political climate of this part of the galaxy.

The third Enterprise, NCC-1701-B, was an excelsior class ship built at Starfleet’s Antares Ship Yards. Although the decision to model the ship on the failed original experimental Excelsior was at the time controversial, the economics of using the existing (and otherwise successful) engineering of the basic spaceframe were compelling. The wisdom of this decision has been born out by the large number of Excelsior class starships that still serve Starfleet in a variety of capacities. (Indeed, the Excelsior herself ultimately proved to be a distinguished part of the Starfleet.) The third Enterprise was a key figure in the exploration of space beyond the Gourami Sector. This ship and her crew were responsible for mapping over 142 star systems, including first contact with seventeen civilizations.

The fourth Enterprise, NCC-1701-C, was an Ambassador class ship built at the Earth Station McKinley facility. Commanded by Captain Rachel Garrett, this ship was lost in 2344 near the Naranda system while attempting to defend a Klingon outpost from Romulan attackers. The heroism of Captain Garrett’s crew was a crucial step leading to the current alliance between the Federation and our former enemies, the Klingon Empire.

The fifth Enterprise, NCC-1701-D, is a Galaxy class starship built at the Utopia Planetia Fleet Yards above Mars. It was commissioned in 2363, and is currently under the command of Captain Jean-Luc Picard. This latest starship to bear the name Enterprise is Starfleet’s flagship and has already distinguished itself in an impressive number of significant missions of exploration as well as in several crucial incidents defending the security of the Federation.

Postby llbirdnow1 » Sat Apr 24, 2004 5:06 pm


Any discussion of the Galaxy class starship that attempted to detail all the possible attributes and applications of the vessel would fill many volumes of this size. As with living organisms, a mobile environment as large as the USS Enterprise is undergoing constant evolution. Were one to make a close examination of the starship at ten-year intervals over the next one hundred years, one would see a slightly different vessel each time.

At present, the starship is still in the early operational phase of its lifetime, a few years out of the Utopia Planetia Fleet Yards, its components and crew settling in, slowly becoming a totally integrated working unit.

The USS Enterprise is categorized as an Explorer, the largest starship in a classification system that includes cruiser, cargo carrier, tanker, surveyor, and scout. While most starships may be adapted for a variety of mission types, the vessel type designations describe their primary purpose. Smaller vehicles with impulse or limited warp capability, such as shuttles, are referred to as craft, to distinguish them from the larger starships.

Seen from a comfortable distance of two or three kilometers, the starship takes on the graceful lines of a nonrepresentational organic sculpture. Nature has determined the flow of the design, adhering closely to mathematical formulae at work in the universe surrounding the builders. Even in the desire to expand beyond the apparent limits of the natural world, familiar forces create familiar shapes. As the rapid aquatic and avian creatures of dozens of habitable worlds independently developed the unmistakable attributes of streamlining, so too did their interstellar cousins.

The combination of forces produced within the warp engine core and the flow of space and subspace around the vessel created the particular engineering solution to the problem of faster-than-light travel. The initial Starfleet requirement that a single spacecraft be able to perform as three distinct vehicles presented some rather complex – though some engineers not normally afraid of numbers preferred the word “daunting” – computational challenges.

The docked configuration presented the most efficient use of warp flight forces, but the Battle Section was also required to perform to specifications at warp velocities on its own, and the Saucer Module would have to have the capability of high sublight speed and possibly survive a separation at high warp. Scientists and engineers throughout the Federation, with all the deportment of composers and conductors, arranged sweeping curves, described vast volumes, and summoned up fantastic energies to bring their new creation into existence.


The hulls, remarkably birdlike in their strong, hollow construction, are reinforced against flight stresses by active energy fields that tighten and flex where required to compensate for natural and artificial internal and external forces. Structures integrated into the hulls allow for a variety of necessary functions.

The Bridge consolidates command positions for the rest of the starship, windows give crewmembers needed vistas while in space, phaser arrays and photon torpedo launchers provide defense against hostile forces, and subspace radio arrays communicate with other worlds and other ships.

Lifeboats allow for escape in dire emergencies, transporter emitters afford reliable movement of crew and gear nearly instantaneously, navigational sensors and deflectors give the starship distant vision and a method for clearing obstacles, and powerful warp engines propel the ship at speeds only dreamt of when most spacefaring races began their climb to the stars.

The forty-two decks are internally divided around major load-bearing structures. A great many systems, especially the pressurized habitation sections, are suspended within the open spaces, essentially “floating” on flexible ligaments to minimize mechanical, thermal, and conductive radiation shocks. As the Enterprise left the Utopia Planetia Fleet Yards, approximately 35% of the internal volume was not yet filled with room modules and remained as empty spaceframes for future expansion and mission-specific applications.

The interior spaces validate the concept of the interstellar organism, with the level of complexity rising dramatically once inside the hull. The starship possesses structures akin to a central nervous system and circulatory apparatus, food storage areas, a heart, locomotor mechanisms, waste removal paths, and numerous other systems. Many of these are self-maintaining, with crew intervention required only occasionally to monitor their operation. Other hardware requires high levels of crew service and control.

In a sense, the crew act as caretaker cells watching over the health of the total vessel to achieve a homeostatic balance. During crisis simulations, the total system responds as would an organism, working to produce higher levels of energy and to deal with adverse conditions at a faster pace.

The living areas of the starship have been designed for maximum comfort and safety while the crew is conducting a mission. Long-term studies of humanoid cultures have confirmed that as each race embarked upon permanent occupation of space, large personal living spaces had to be established, especially on early sublight expeditions. The Enterprise allows for some 110 square meters of living space per person, in addition to community space and the areas allocated to purely working functions. While some engineers on the Galaxy Class Project questioned the relatively large size of the vessel, opting for a smaller, more efficient design, it was conceded that the large size provided a greater number of mission options, given the changing social, political, and economic conditions in the Milky Way.

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