I tried to follow the lead from the laser concept but I'd like some points from the guys who designed the whole thing
Anyway, the flavor is a tribute to Facehugger's laser hero but It could be improved.
.RTF File at the bottom of this post contains the LATEST VERSION, IT IS NOT REFLECTED IN THE TEXT BENEATH THIS LINE -------------
As this war unfolds, it becomes apparent that even state of the art conventional weapons have only limited effect upon the Alien technology. Undeniable proof is the recent razing of the [name anyone?] military installation which was considered to be one of the most well protected bases in Earth. This has further stressed that fact that even though we may be making progress in our struggle, once the aliens pass into a serious offensive, we will find our bases lacking the necessary defensive firepower to resist.
Fortunately, recent developments in the LASER technology have given us a foothold with which to design a base defense facility that provides firepower of a magnitude never seen before.
Having surpassed recent overcharge and focus problems, the research department has provided us with the blueprints for the construction of a LASER based aerial defense and countermeasure mechanism. That, combined with a modified GP-02 turret platform, that allows for 360 degree rotation within 03 seconds and precision tracking, creates the basis for the Laser Defense LCP-"Phaser" Facility.
The Main Gun includes a Primary Discharge Capacitor and three secondary Build-up Capacitors. The Mechanism works in a 3-phase mode. Once the firing procedure is commenced, a secondary capacitor begins building a charge, within a second the charge is ready and then is "tranferred" to the Primary Capacitor where the Lazing material is stored. The Charge excites the material and merges it into a beam. The beam is then focused through the Amplifier and released at the correct vector. As this procedure is completing, the two other capacitors are also generating a charge, at different phases, so that as soon as the first beam is released, a second charge is "tranferred" to the primary capacitor. This has the effect that once the weapon fires, it releases a constant beam of energy that doesn't overload the Primary Capacitor due to its 3-phase nature (ergo the name "Phaser").
The Platform is also equipped with three low-power lasers that are neuraly linked to the visual system of the controller and track the target by vision. Once they lock into the enemy, they form a triangular path that provides unparallel accuracy. Also, thanks to the speed of the LASER, the pathfinding mechanisms installed are hardly needed except for the fastest of ufos.
The Facility is designed in a way that provides the maximum speed and security. The main weapon platform is mounted in a central block. A corridor runs aound the weapon and is used for maintenance and also acts as a buffer in the case of an explosion. The Weapon controls are placed in a secure console at the end of the room and the cooling and power systems are placed in blast-proof sub-sections to avoid malfunction by enemy splash damage.
The Phaser is considered the be the pinnacle of the human development in the offensive LASER mechanisms and is recommended as a future choice for base defense.
"I think I'm in heaven!" - Cpt. Alex Dupont
Update : Some minor changes
Update: Current .rtf Version added
Edited by RustedSoul, 05 July 2004 - 03:47 PM.