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Time To Get To Work

Posted on Mon Apr 6th, 2020 @ 9:49am by Commander Jamie O'Connell

Mission: Ghost Station
Location: Main Engineering
Timeline: Current


Trying to catch up my part of the timeline.


Exiting the Turbolift Jamie made his way to Main Engineering. As he walked in he paused and looked around, "This is my baby now" he thought to himself.

"Welcome to Engineering Lieutenant" one of his Team exclaimed "Glad to have you here sir". " I'm glad to be here" Jamie replied " Mind if I have a look around?" " By all means, this is your domain sir".

Knowing that he wouldn't be meeting Lt.Jg Adrianna Covitchka for awhile, as she was on an Away Team to the Starbase, he decided to get to work.

Jamie made his way up some stairs to the main control panel. "Computer" he called out "Scan the Warp Core and the Dilithium Chamber for percent of efficiency". " Access denied, security code required " retorted the computer. " What the heck!! " Jamie yelled in disgust. After a few moments he managed to compose his Irish temper.

" Ok lets try this again. Computer, security code: Lt. O'Connell, Jamie R. Alpha delta 1 7 9 1 Mu". " Security code accepted " announced the Computer." " Ok, Scan the Warp Core and Dilithium Chamber for percent of efficiency." " Scanning for percent of efficiency" stated the Computer. After a few minutes, "Percent of efficiency is at 95%".

Well that won't due, need to run some simulations and see if we can't get the efficiency up to 98%. The extra 3% can mean the difference between life and death in a dire situation. Jamie moved over to the other control panel and started to make some calculations knowing that the culprit was the Dilithium Chamber which needed to be tweaked a little. After running a few different simulations, he found a procedure that would work perfectly. Now he just needed to figure out how to make the adjustments without taking anything offline.

After consulting his PADD with the Engineering schematics and studying them a bit, it came to him how to accomplish the task safely and quickly. " Computer adjust the Dilithium Chamber by 0.04 microns per square meter." After several minutes, " Adjustments complete " replied the Computer.
"OK now scan the Warp Core and the Dilithium Chamber for percent of efficiency". After a few moments " Scan complete percent of efficiency is now at 98.4%"
Excellent! That was better than he had hoped for.

Going back to his PADD he was searching the Engineering schematics for the Quantum Slipstream Drive and there it was. So he turned 90 degrees and walked to the far side of Main Engineering right to where is was located. It was about half the size of the Warp Core with a bluish glow being emitted from it. Being that this was the first time he had actually seen one up close and personal, it was not what he had expected. Then again he really didn't know what to expect.

" Computer scan the Quantum Slipstream Drive for percent of efficiency" he called out. "Performing scan" replied the Computer " Scan complete, efficiency at 99.99%. " Jamie thought a moment; even though the efficiency is so high it suggests that the Drive has had little use, which is not a bad thing.

So now that Jamie was comfortable with both the Warp and Quantum Drives, he decided to check some of the ship's less critical systems and see how they stack up against the specs.


Lieutenant Jamie O'Connell
Chief Engineering Officer
USS Independence


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