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Posted 20 September 2005 - 05:51 PM

Just a quick note, Gravity Defense Facility was a temporary name, doesn't necessarily reflect the real function of this defense facility, renamed temporarily to "[Fusion Defense]" so you remember.

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 11:00 PM

since the [Fusion Defence] is in the same tech line as the Gravity Distortion Launcher and the GAIA Missile Launcher, the logical name for it should be GAIA Missile Defence, shouldn't it?
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Posted 21 September 2005 - 05:56 AM

Most likely.

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 06:15 PM

I tried to integrate the last draft I found as much as possible, but I had to change a lot to make it consistent with the other grav distortion texts... sorry :(

this is now open for discussion :)


GAIA Defense System
X-Net://Pegasus.net/Base Facilities/Gaia Defense

As the war continues, our technicians are hard-pressed to find more efficient and effective methods of defending our bases. The best way to do this is considered to be shooting down attacking UFOs before they can land and jeopardize the lives and equipment inside our installations. Unfortunately, our current defensive systems are, while effective against smaller UFOs, incapable of destroying or incapacitating larger attackers. While examining alien Gravity Distortion Drone technology, we have now developed what we consider the ultimate base defense system.

The Gravitational Active Interception Armament (GAIA) Defense Module is a type of gravity distortion technology specially adapted to its use as a stationary surface-to-air weapon. This weapon is capable of hitting and blasting through the hulls of the toughest ships. Even the largest UFOs can be brought down with these lethal tools, although it might still take more than one of these modules.

The GAIA Defense Module, like the craft weapon we developed using the same technology, is propelled by a gravity field. Unlike the previous gravity distortion weapons, however, the field is not generated by the projectile itself. Instead, this is achieved by an array of modified Xenium Reactors supplemented by conventional energy supply. This external energy input through advanced fuel cells and high-charge capacitors ensures a minimum Xenium need for the propulsion systems.
Unfortunately, the capacitors cannot always be maintained in a charged state, for technical reasons. This reduces the rate of fire of the Module, because once a UFO has been detected, the systems have to be powered up first. Due to the high effectiveness of the GAIA Defense, however, this is considered a fair trade for the minimal Xenium use.

The projectile itself is capable of passively re-configuring the gravity field. In effect, it is the principle of the Gravity Distortion Launcher/Drone system turned inside-out.  Because it is several times larger than the GAIA Missile developed as a craft weapon, it accomodates all necessary sensory and computational equipment to ensure a near-perfect target tracking.
The Xenium use of the system is further reduced by the increased physical dimensions of the shell, which allows us to exploit an effect we stumbled upon while trying to optimize the efficiency of Xenium reactions. Instead of destabilising an entire Xenium Reactor to create the desired destructive effect, a minute amount of Xenium is placed in a miniature z-pinch device surrounded by high-charge capacitors. The Xenium's gravitational and magnetic effects assist the z-pinch in plasma compression, with catastrophic results. Only microseconds after activation of the system, the entire projectile collapses into the conversion reaction, creating a massive plasma surge. While we haven't been able to test it, and are also quite reluctant to do so given the chance, computer simulations suggest that this reaction is in fact enhanced in the presence of strong gravity fields such as those created by UFOs' Xenium Reactors.

With the GAIA Base Defense Module, we should be able to efficiently defend ourselves against attacking UFOs.


"From X-Com, with love."
- Graffiti found on GAIA Base Defense projectile


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Posted 23 September 2005 - 07:16 PM

Great fluff, but...

"From X-Com, with love."
- Graffiti found on GAIA Base Defense projectile

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:)

Edited by Azrael, 23 September 2005 - 07:16 PM.


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Posted 23 September 2005 - 07:57 PM

oops :)

then again, it might even be funnier this way :D

no, of course, no references to copyrighted stuff... has to be "From X-Corps, with love".
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Posted 22 October 2005 - 11:54 AM

Tried to look for the AWD Model, but failed miserably, if we are to add a paragraph describing the facility itself, we'll have to wait, but this is already completed, good work =b
Note: Name to be changed to "GAIA Defense Array".