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;FC: Fire Control - An electronic system and vessel component that designates targets with an optical sensor for its assigned weapon system(s).  FC depend on active sensors for targeting information.
 
;FC: Fire Control - An electronic system and vessel component that designates targets with an optical sensor for its assigned weapon system(s).  FC depend on active sensors for targeting information.
 
;FF: Fighter Factory - A facility on a colonized System Body that is used to construct fighters.  The rate of production is the level of fighter production rate technology modified by the fighter production bonus of the planetary and sector governors, provided they have been appointed.  Each FF requires 50k population to operate.
 
;FF: Fighter Factory - A facility on a colonized System Body that is used to construct fighters.  The rate of production is the level of fighter production rate technology modified by the fighter production bonus of the planetary and sector governors, provided they have been appointed.  Each FF requires 50k population to operate.
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;FLU: Forced Labor Unit - Introduced in 6.40. Counts as a Construction Brigade at reduced efficiency.
 
;GC: Gauss Cannon - A kinetic beam weapon and vessel component based on Eelectromagnetic acceleration of ammo.
 
;GC: Gauss Cannon - A kinetic beam weapon and vessel component based on Eelectromagnetic acceleration of ammo.
 
;GCB: Ground Combat Bonus - A percentage bonus to ground forces unit combat based on the ground forces unit's Commanding Officer.
 
;GCB: Ground Combat Bonus - A percentage bonus to ground forces unit combat based on the ground forces unit's Commanding Officer.

Revision as of 09:10, 14 August 2014

AFR
Annual Failure Rate - The chance of a vessel component failing based on a one year duration.
AMM
Anti-missile Missile - A missile designed to defend vessels by destroying Anti-ship Missile.
ASM
Anti-ship Missile - A missile designed to destroy vessels.
ATM
Atmospheric Pressure - A measure of a System Body's atmosphere that comprises a specific gas based on its percentage of the System Body's total ATM.
BP
Build Point - A measure of cost in wealth for constructing a vessel using a SY.
CF
Construction Factory - A facility on a colonized System Body that is usually the primary source of industry on the System Body. Industry is used to construct additional facilities on a System Body, including PDC and vessel components.
CIWS
Close-in Weapon System - A vessel component that is an automated Point Defense system based on kinetic or energy beam weapons. This is similar to the real world Phalanx CIWS.
CMC
Civilian Mining Colony - A colony on a colonized System Body created by a commercial shipping company for purposes of mining Trans-Newtonian minerals.
CO
Commanding Officer - The officer commanding a vessel or ground forces unit.
DR
Diplomatic Relation - A measure of progress for establishing peaceful relations with another faction.
DSTS
Deep Space Tracking Station - A facility on a colonized System Body that provides long range Electromagnetic and Thermal sensors. Each additional DSTS increases the range of the EM and TH sensors by 25%.
ECM
Electronic Countermeasure - An electronic system and vessel component that interferes with missile Fire Control by reducing its effective range.
ECCM
Electronic Counter-countermeasure - An electronic system and vessel component that counters the effect of ECM.
EM
Electromagnetic - Used in the context of EM sensor, signature, etc.
EP
Espionage Point - A measure of progress for stealing information from another faction.
EPM
Economic Production Modifier - A measure of the operational efficiency of facilities on a colonized System Body. If current wealth is less than zero (i.e., deficit spending), then facilities on a colonized System Body that require inputs operate at reduced efficiency. The rate of reduced efficiency is a ratio based on current wealth vs. annual wealth.
FAC
Fast Attack Craft - A small vessel less than or equal to 1k tons in size that does not require a Bridge vessel component. FACs are built using a Shipyards.
FC
Fire Control - An electronic system and vessel component that designates targets with an optical sensor for its assigned weapon system(s). FC depend on active sensors for targeting information.
FF
Fighter Factory - A facility on a colonized System Body that is used to construct fighters. The rate of production is the level of fighter production rate technology modified by the fighter production bonus of the planetary and sector governors, provided they have been appointed. Each FF requires 50k population to operate.
FLU
Forced Labor Unit - Introduced in 6.40. Counts as a Construction Brigade at reduced efficiency.
GC
Gauss Cannon - A kinetic beam weapon and vessel component based on Eelectromagnetic acceleration of ammo.
GCB
Ground Combat Bonus - A percentage bonus to ground forces unit combat based on the ground forces unit's Commanding Officer.
GFTF
Ground Forces Training Facility - A facility on a colonized System Body used to train ground forces units. Each GFTF produces 100 TP annually.
GPS
Gravity Pulse Strength - A measure of the strength of an active sensor. GPS is range * resolution.
HPM
High Power Microwave - A beam weapon system that ignores armor and only damages electronic systems.
HS
Hull Space - A vessel is measured in HS, which are 50 tons each. Thus, a vessel with 100 HS is 5k tons.
HTK
Hits to Kill - The amount of damage required to destroy a vessel component. If less damage than the HTK is inflicted on a vessel component, then the chance of destruction is damage / HTK.
IFR
Incremental Failure Rate - The chance of a vessel component failing during a five day increment.
JP
Jump Point - A point in space in a solar system where gravitational influences cancel each other out. This allows a vessel equipped with a jump drive to temporarily stabilize surrounding space-time and instantly travel to a different JP in a different solar system. A vessel can also use a jump gate, which is built on a JP by a specialized vessel, to permanently stabilize surrounding space-time.
JR
Jump Rating - A measure of the strength and area of effect of a jump drive. The first number is the number of vessels the jump drive can simultaneously transport. The second number is the radius of the jump drive's area of effect in thousands of km centered on the vessel carrying the jump drive.
LP
Lagrange Point - A point in space in a solar system where gravitational influences partially cancel each other out. This allows a vessel equipped with a jump drive to temporarily stabilize surrounding space-time and instantly travel to a different LP in the same solar system. Aurora uses the L5 LP of massive gas giants, which are 60 degrees behind these SBs in their orbital paths around their stars, as LPs.
MCR
Min Contact Range - The range in km at which a resolution one active sensor will detect a munition with a Missle Size Point less than or equal to six.
MIRV
Multiple Independently Targetable Re-entry Vehicle - A munition with two stages where the second stage contains multiple submunitions.
MSP
Maintenance Supply Point - A measure of maintenance cost or progress for a vessel, fighter, PDC, etc. to repair failures to vessel components like electronic and weapon systems. Alternatively, Missile Size Point - A measure of size for a missile and its components for design purposes. One HS, or 50 tons, is equal to 20 MSP. Phrased another way, one MSP is equal to 0.05 HS or 2.5 tons.
NPR
Non-player Race - A faction controlled by the computer instead of the player.
OOB
Order of Battle - A hierarchical list of the vessels, fighters, FACs, etc. that comprise a single force in a naval combat engagement.
OrdF
Ordnance Factory - A facility on a colonized System Body that manufactures ammo. The rate of production is the level of ordnance production rate technology modified by the ordnance production bonus of the planetary and sector governors, provided they have been appointed. Each OrdF requires 50k population to operate.
OWP
Orbital Weapon Platform - A vessel without engines in orbit around a System Body with a weapon system.
PD
Point Defense - Weapons used to defend a single point or region in space like a vessel or System Body. These include AMMs and CIWS.
PDC
Planetary Defense Center - A facility on a colonized System Body with vessel components like sensor and weapon systems. Can also garrison ground forces units. PDCs are built using industry.
PPV
Planetary Protection Value - The amount of protection a vessel provides to nearby colonized System Body based on its weapon systems.
RGCS
Racial Ground Combat Strength - A percentage bonus to ground forces units during combat based on faction.
RM
Range Modifier - A multiplier that determines the max range of a beam weapon system.
ROF
Rate of Fire - The speed at which a weapon system fires in sec.
RP
Research Point - A measure of research cost or progress for new technology based on research lab facilities.
SB
System Body - A planet, chunk, trojan, comet, etc. in a solar system that can be colonized and mined for Trans-Newtonian minerals.
SI
Service Industry - The percentage of a colony's population working in industries other than agriculture and environment or manufacturing.
SM
Space Master - The impartial referee in a multiplayer game.
SP
Survey Point - A measure of gravitational or geographic survey cost or progress for solar system gravitational or System Body geographic surveys, respectively.
SY
Shipyard - Used to construct vessels, Orbital Weapon Platformss, Fast Attack Crafts, etc.
TCS
Target Cross Section - The size of a vessel for purposes of active sensors.
TF
Terraforming Facility - A facility on a colonized System Body that is used to change the composition of the atmosphere of a System Body. Each TF can add or remove a quantity of atmosphere at a rate equal to the terraforming rate technology modified by the terraforming bonus of the planetary and sector governors, provided they have been appointed.
TH
Thermal - Used in the context of TH sensor, signature, etc.
TMA
Target Motion Analysis - An analysis of observed speed, EM, and TH signatures to determine an approximate size for vessels detected using EM or TH sensors.
TP
Training Point - A measure of cost in wealth for training a ground forces unit.
TS
Tracking Speed - The speed in km/s at which a beam weapon system can be aimed at a target.
WH
Warhead - The amount of damage a missile will inflict on a target.