Feynman statistics Mark I

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BASIC STATISTICS
Class Name       : FEYNMAN
Classification   : Surveyor
Type             : DD (Destroyer)
Model Number     : I

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Length           : 342 m
Beam             : 154 m
Draft            :  73 m
Displacement     : 894,308 mt

COMPLEMENT
Total            : 237
Officers         :  18
Crew             : 164
Passengers       :  20 (standard)
Marines          :  35

PROPULSION SYSTEMS
Warp Propulsion System
Drive Type       : ILN-417 Mk IX
     Number      : 2 (variable)
Main Reactor     : FRAM-901

Impulse System
Drive Type       : CAN-Q
     Number      : 2
Secondary Reactor: FRIF-460 Network

Thruster Control : Quickstep

Velocity
(Sensor Mode)
     Standard Cruise Speed   : 6.0
     Maximum Cruise Speed    : 9.0
     Sustainable for 12 hours: 9.6
(Flight Mode)
     Standard Cruise Speed   : 7.0
     Maximum Cruise Speed    : 9.3
     Sustainable for 12 hours: 9.82
     Maximum Emergency Speed : 9.95
     Core Failure Immenent   : 9.97

ARMAMENT
     Phaser, Type X
          Number : 4 banks
          Range  : 300,000 km
          Arcs   : Saucer module dorsal array
                   Saucer module ventral array
                   Secondary hull aft array
                   Secondary hull ventral array

     Photon Torpedo, MkXXIII Seeking/Direct
          Number : 2 tubes
          Range  : 3,000,000 km

          Arcs   : 1 forward, 1 aft

Deflector System :  FD-7c Cocoon multiphasic deflector system

OTHER SYSTEMS
Transporters
     Standard, 6-person  : 4
     Emergency, 22-person: 2
     Cargo               : 3

Shuttle Bays     : 2 (1 main, 1 auxilliary
Embarked Craft (Standard, specific ships may vary)
     Shuttlepod              : 4
     Personnel Shuttle, Small: 4
     D-Warp Shuttle          : 1
     Cargo Shuttle           : 1
     Runabout                : 1

Notes:

After successfully testing and improving the DELPHI array deep
space sensor system on the USS FENRIS, it was decided to
implement it in a smaller class of vessel with a strong emphasis
on scientific use.  It quickly became evident that a medium-sized
ship of 300 to 450 crew would be the platform suited best,
filling the gap between the WOLFE-class frigates and the
DIOGENES-class cruisers both in size and crew.

To avoid the mass and energy consumption that comes along with a
third nacelle to shape the subspace field for scanning purposes,
the FEYNMAN class uses a variable warp nacelle geometry, based on
a two nacelle design.  It also uses the minimum reflectance
surface for minimal background noise, making the ship appear
black from most view angles, as well as the thruster control
system used on it's bigger cousin.

The ship's saucer section is somewhat elongated with a more
streamlined arrowhead appearance to facilitate a more efficient
warp bubble at higher warp speeds, while the engineering section
is resembling the shape of an elongated AMBASSADOR-class design
with variable position warp nacelles.  The hull allows an emergency
separation but cannot reassemble in space.  There is no Captain's
yacht to allow the bottom of the saucer section to be shaped for
optimum deflector use.  The auxiliary shuttlebay doors open
forward.


Details on the modification:

The variable nacelle geometry is not explicitly required for warp
drive, but serves the purpose of stabilizing and refining the
warp field for the main delphi array which is operating on
subspace frequencies during warp.  When operating in a different
configuration it can serve to increase warp field efficiency
(greatly reducing the sensor efficiency) at high speed to optimze
energy consumption and effectively increasing speed.

The low reflectance surface is reducing sensor ghosts of all
kinds, making scans more accurate and providing additional
passive protection against being scanned.  To compensate for this
in non-hostile encounters, the protocols have been modified to
allow to provide beacons for own and friendly vessels.


History:

The Feynman class is named in honor of the twentieth century
Nobel prize winning physicist/philosopher/teacher, Richard P.
Feynman, whose simple but elegant demonstration of O Ring failure
during the Challenger hearings lead to improved standards of
safety for early earth spacecraft.  He is also considered one of
the fathers of Nanotechnology; an award named is his honor has
been given since the late twentieth century.

In October 2405 the project approval was received.  A rescaled
version of the DELPHI Array began construction. In May 2406 the
keel was laid, and the actual construction on the primary hull
began.  In June 2406 the nacelle construction began.  August 2406
saw the joinging of primary and secondary hulls and the
installation of the DELPHI array began.  In September 2406 the
installation of the remaining communication, navigation systems
and computer core followed.

October 2406 the Warp Drive was tested, followed by finishing the
installation of the rescaled DELPHI array in November, and its
calibration and test in December 2406.  In January 2407 the
construction was completed and the ship commissioned for system
evaluation as NX-66000 USS Feynman.


proposed ship names NCC-66xxx:

USS Feynman             USS Heisenberg
USS Fermi               USS Hahn
USS Tesla               USS Meitner
USS Einstein            USS Curie
USS Bohr                USS Hawking


Ship Design by Armin Lenz and Kelli Belden
Starfleet Engineering Revision by Armin Lenz, Kelli Belden, 
Jeffrey Jenkins, Jeffrey Finocchiaro, Kristopher Kolman

[Note: Names of the ships should follow names of Famous
Scienctists as shown by the above examples.]