Astrometrics

Astrometrics (formerly known as Stellar Cartography) is part of Agamemnon’s Science Department. With the advent of USS Voyager’s return to the Alpha Quadrant, Starfleet has started to upgrade the former Stellar Cartography labs to include Astrometric Sensors. Its primary function is to examine the political structures and statistics of all major political powers in all known galaxies. A geographical map of the galaxy is available on record for those who wish to view the relative political borders of the governments listed in this section.

Astrometrics is divided into two areas. The first area much like a lab. It is fitted with three customizable research stations with unlimited access to Agamemnon’s sensor grid. In the center of the room is a large table with three smaller workstations. Each of these control holo-emitters in the ceiling and the primary display screen opposite the research stations. Utilizing holo-emitters, they are the cutting edge of Federation computer technology, allowing for highly accurate starship course control, and even long-term projections of Astronomical events.

The second area is the Holosphere. The Holosphere is exactly that, a sphere fitted with holo-emitters to project holographic images on the inside of the sphere. These holo-emitters are controlled by an anti-gravity platform with a single workstation in the center of the sphere. This platform is accessed by a retractable, translucent walkway. The holo-emitters may also be controlled by neural-transmitting gloves that are worn by the user.

The imaging database is driven by an advanced holographic generator which obtains its data from Agamemnon’s central computer core. The lab is directly linked to Agamemnon’s sensor arrays so that incoming data instantly updates existing records. Agamemnon’s sensors can detect everything from an overview of the entire galaxy to a specific region of a planet when information on political alliances and alien borders can be displayed as detailed maps. As well as showing complex data and sensor readings as computer graphics, both the screen and the holosphere can relay visual data such as log entries, and can be used as a conventional viewscreen to establish face-to-face communication. The holosphere is also integrated with the new Starfleet Holographic Network, which combines both communications and holographic imaging, recording, and projection. These displays can be overlaid with charts, labels and grids to show Agamemnon’s most recent course, or a projected course, or just internal ship schematics.

The modified systems are ten times more accurate than the technology originally fitted on a Starfleet vessel. The new Astrometrics sensors use the stars to navigate by measuring the radiative flux of up to three billion stars simultaneously, and the computer then calculates Agamemnon’s position relative to the center of the galaxy.