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Application for Bridge Operations - Federation Fleet

 

Name: Ashley P. Weiss

Station(s): Relay; Engineering; Science

Biography:

 

Ashley Parker Weiss is a Mobile Infantry soldier who is currently deployed on the Ulysses S. Grant as part of the 112th Battalion.

 

Weiss was born in Lansing, Michigan on the 10th of April, 2274 and graduated from East Lansing High School in 2292. She was admitted in Michigan State University shortly after and took an undergraduate-level major in Mechanical Engineering. After her graduation in May 2296, she was employed by a government-funded company as a maintenance engineer, that focused on mass-production of vehicles for military and law enforcement, with her job mainly consisting of carrying out routine scheduled maintenance works, diagnosing equipment faults, quality inspections, arranging and controlling maintenance tools and equipment and ensuring the continuous flow of the machinery.

 

During her time as a a maintenance engineer however, Weiss mostly had a negative impression on her profession, especially the company she was working for. The pay was low, considering her gained knowledge, which influenced a bad impression on being an engineer in general for Weiss. She felt out of place and unhappy. Consequently, Weiss quit her position in January 2297. She had no choice but to share an apartment with Douglas Archer, one of the closest friends she met during her time as an undergraduate. Weiss jumped from several jobs to the other: As a barista, to a mechanic and even as a waitress.

 

Weiss remembered one of the buildings she always passed by during her hunt: A recruitment office for the Federal Armed Services, specifically: Mobile Infantry. The flagpoles that flew the iconic United Citizen Federation and Mobile Infantry flags always taunted her in a sense. In September 2298, she finally entered the office with an open mind, only to be influenced by Sgt. Forrest Draz. Her talk with the sergeant led to her decision of joining the Mobile Infantry: The sense of directly supporting and defending the Terran society and its well-being played a considerable role in this; It was the driving force of her settlement. This led to her deployment on the Ulysses S. Grant in September 2298.

 

Weiss enjoyed her time as part of the Mobile Infantry. She felt like she was part of a big family as she met new people and created new bonds. She did however had a keen interest on the operation, the logistics of the ship, as she read up files and documentation of the Grant. After all, she did have some knowledge on mechanics herself. Inspired by this, Weiss finally took it upon herself to send in a transfer request from the Mobile Infantry to the Federation Fleet.

 

Additional Information: This application coincides a request for a transfer from Mobile Infantry to Fleet

 

Technical Document: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11UZ8Odr1PpHxHAhdUVPXFRg1kCJ_egID/view?usp=sharing

 

Updated Technical Document: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1T7qaWQPMKNMkbnf-KKhAvE2OXlKNjr-G/view

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Accepted as OCdt for Relay with a minor in Engineering, write up a Techdoc such as mine, doesn't have to be as flashy. You can send it directly to me on the forums in the format you'd like it in, complete with pictures and all.  Poke through the Wiki about Fleet stuff to see what's already been written up. You can write up any one aspect of the Grant that isn't already established. Life Support, CIWS, Software systems etc.

I wont be the head of your division, as Relay currently doesn't have one, however as the LtCdr I'll be accepting your application in their absence and will be teaching Relay to you when the chance arises. You'll also be given a minor, 'secondary' course on Engineering for when Relay isn't needed, which will be handled by the Engineering Head. @Kris

Feel free to PM if you have any questions, concerns or comments.

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2 hours ago, Jun Nagase said:

Accepted as OCdt for Relay with a minor in Engineering, write up a Techdoc such as mine, doesn't have to be as flashy. You can send it directly to me on the forums in the format you'd like it in, complete with pictures and all.  Poke through the Wiki about Fleet stuff to see what's already been written up. You can write up any one aspect of the Grant that isn't already established. Life Support, CIWS, Software systems etc.

I wont be the head of your division, as Relay currently doesn't have one, however as the LtCdr I'll be accepting your application in their absence and will be teaching Relay to you when the chance arises. You'll also be given a minor, 'secondary' course on Engineering for when Relay isn't needed, which will be handled by the Engineering Head. @Kris

Feel free to PM if you have any questions, concerns or comments.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/11UZ8Odr1PpHxHAhdUVPXFRg1kCJ_egID/view?usp=sharing

 

Attached here and sent through PM, thanks for taking me in.

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Not that I have any say in this, but the Guilder Wave was what was used for communication. Unless the Guilder Wave was succeeded by this Relay MK I.

Finally you'd have to figure out how communication actually works; if it takes ships days or even weeks to travel to places, why would communications be any faster?

Federal R&D (probably FFRL) surely isn't a manufacturer - they are research and development. Someone else would produce these at a higher scale than any FFRL lab can.

Lastly a space buoy like this wouldn't be just 50.000 US Dollar. Primarily because US Dollar aren't our currency ( Federation Pound Sterling (F£) ), secondly that's way too cheap for technology like this.

 

Yours truly,

 

the residential asshole

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Hey @El Excellente,

 

Thanks for the feedback, I'll make the changes. Few further questions though, since I'm not an expert in SSTRP lore like you are, if you don't mind!

 

I'll go step by step.

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2 hours ago, El Excellente said:

Not that I have any say in this, but the Guilder Wave was what was used for communication. Unless the Guilder Wave was succeeded by this Relay MK I.

For the sake of the idea of fan-made lore, this would be the reason.

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2 hours ago, El Excellente said:

Finally you'd have to figure out how communication actually works; if it takes ships days or even weeks to travel to places, why would communications be any faster?

What do you mean by this exactly? If ships are able to travel within the so-called /slipspace/ and from what I understood would be faster than light, according to the "Experimental Mark VII Alcubierre Drive" tech-doc found here, then regular signals are able to do the same. I haven't stated that communications would be any faster, I believe.

 

If I changed the keyword /subspace/ to /slipspace/, would that make more sense?

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2 hours ago, El Excellente said:

Federal R&D (probably FFRL) surely isn't a manufacturer - they are research and development.

Changing to 'Lockfeed Corporation', thanks.

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2 hours ago, El Excellente said:

Lastly a space buoy like this wouldn't be just 50.000 US Dollar.

The "space buoy", the one pictured at the top right of the .pdf, is not connected to the 'Technical Information' part. This has been stated clearly by the subtitle 'A Federal relay station fitted with the 'Subspace Relay Mark II'. Everything listed underneath 'Technical Information' is referred to the instrument / device and not the "space buoy". If you beg to differ, that the /device/ itself would cost more than fifty grand, then I can gladly change it. Sadly I don't have any references or a list of relative cost regarding machines in communications, nor am I an expert in estimating a precise value; I tried searching for the price of the physical machines of communications for aircraft carriers, ships and what have you. Ended up empty handed.

 

Furthermore, the one in the picture is a Federal relay station. Could also be housing and a workplace for Federal servicemen / communications workers / engineers. This would be how I'd define a station.

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2 hours ago, El Excellente said:

Primarily because US Dollar aren't our currency ( Federation Pound Sterling (F£) ),

Changed to F£, thanks!

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2 hours ago, El Excellente said:

secondly that's way too cheap for technology like this.

If you do believe that the device, and not the "space buoy", is too cheap, then I can up the cost of the device, no problem. [See the fourth step]

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I can upload the edited file once this is cleared up, thanks again.

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46 minutes ago, Ratatouille said:

If I changed the keyword /subspace/ to /slipspace/, would that make more sense?

 

I'm not actually much into Fleet anymore, I don't even know the difference. All I know is that in the lore, which focuses primarily on/around Klendathu, there was the early version of the Guilder Wave. Colonies weren't connected per se, but ships had to transfer FEDNET manifests from and to colonies.

 

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Changing to 'Lockfeed Corporation', thanks.

I only have sources on small arms manufacturers, not starship stuff, so i'll let it slide. If i had to categorize it, it'd probably be yinimina

 

for future reference for anyone else writing a techdoc:

http://wiki.sstrp.net/index.php/Major_companies_in_the_Federation

 

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Furthermore, the one in the picture is a Federal relay station. Could also be housing and a workplace for Federal servicemen / communications workers / engineers. This would be how I'd define a station.

My bad didn't read that properly because I was/am dealing with a major headache rn.

I only saw this stuff posted and thought I'd correct it rather sooner than later for canon's sake

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9 minutes ago, El Excellente said:

for future reference for anyone else writing a techdoc:

Mm, closest one for this kind of tech would be Yinimina Precision Devices; "A manufacturer of advanced technology and weapons systems", although I find this description to be rather superficial, especially because of their focus on weaponry than ship technology.

 

12 minutes ago, El Excellente said:

My bad didn't read that properly because I was/am dealing with a major headache rn.

I only saw this stuff posted and thought I'd correct it rather sooner than later for canon's sake 

 

No problem, I getcha. You've already been more than helpful, believe me. 😊

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5 hours ago, El Excellente said:

Guilder Wave. Colonies weren't connected per se, but ships had to transfer FEDNET manifests from and to colonies.

Not to further extend the length of the thread, but by RPG standards, the Federation does not have a means to bypass the travel time for messages. Eg, most space comms are delayed, broadcasts, tv shows, etc, all have to be exported. Anything of major importance was delivered via ships with super beefy Cherenkov drive.

 

That said, in our rendition we've always had instant comms and made it out to be some sort of Quantum Entanglement finangly-science. (Think Mass Effect.)

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6 hours ago, Tony said:

Eg, most space comms are delayed, broadcasts, tv shows, etc

I imagined this kind of network to only be used solely for messages alone, say orders, alerts and what have you.

 

And I agree! Anything of major importance should be sent through ships and personally by Federal personell. Doesn't mean this kind of tech wouldn't work or be used for communication.

6 hours ago, Tony said:

the Federation does not have a means to bypass the travel time for messages

Furthermore I believe you're speaking subjectively! This techdoc proposes an RP-based explanation for "instant comms" or rather long-distance communication between Command and its ships scattered throughout the universe.

 

What do you mean by "bypass[ing] the travel time for messages"? Do you mean that all kinds of sent signals have a set speed of which it travels with? If so, then let me make it clear that I'm only using already researched technology and scientific findings in the SSTRP lore, being /slipspace/ (rf. Experimental Mark VII Alcubierre Drive techdoc). From what I understood, from how slipspace was defined, is that slipspace is more or less a *somewhere else* within which the laws of relativity do not apply, hence the possibility for faster-than-light travel. Using this as a basis, communications and signals would also be able to travel within this slipspace domain.

 

The only problem would be to extract the signal from the slipspace domain to ours. This could be done by using the subspace relay (rf. The linked techdoc).

 

This is why I asked if changing the keyword "subspace" to "slipspace" would be more understandable which I would then refer you to the explanation above.

 

Thanks for chiming in and helping sort this out by the way.

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