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Author Topic: Project Sebestačný Work Logs  (Read 367 times)

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Project Sebestačný Work Logs
« on: 18 Feb 2017, 07:47 »

((Please read the following link before proceeding in order to understand what I am writing about. http://backstage.eve-inspiracy.com/index.php?topic=7129.msg118901#msg118901

Suggestion and advice on how to further write the work logs, especially for the more techno-babble-ish parts, are highly appreciated))

18/2/YC119

Tritanium and fernite carbide foam erosion under 90kPa nanite paste flow

Tritanium and fernite carbide composite foam structures were found to erode under >3 hours of continuous nanite paste flow under pressure of 90kPa. Usable nanites reduced to 50% after continuous flow.

Current fabrication methods will be revised to produce smaller foam pore size. Resulting foam will be tested to ensure suitable mechanical properties for use in starship fabrication.

Another solution to lower erosion rate is to fill the foam structure with high viscosity semi-permeable gel. Currently searching for suitable gel material.



Nanite cost effectiveness

Universal nanite repair paste cost determined too prohibitive to allow for mass production of Project-derived ship designs.

Isi suggested replacing universal nanite repair paste used in the Project with enzyme-like nanites, citing reusability and lowered energy requirement for nanite function. She further elaborated on the solution as thus:

- Repair materials will be confined inside paste-soluble buckyball-like cages to bind with 'active-sites' of enzyme-like nanites during catalytic repair processes of host material.
- To ensure catalytic repair process is triggered only when required, an activation factor will be built into host material's fiber hollow structure or capsule, to be released when material suffers micro-damage. Binding of activation factor with its specific active site structure of the enzyme-like nanites will trigger the activation.
- Specific activation factor will be tailored for specific materials to be repaired.



Drone repair process chain assembly and drone networking algorithm run-time lag

Running of both repair process chain assembly and drone networking algorithm simultaneously results in 20 seconds run-time lag. Codes are being examined to determine if run-time lag can be reduced though it is decided that run-time lag was caused by hardware limitation. Deniel suggested switching to ternary logic computing system to solve the run-time lag issue while maintaining the size of drone hardware. Ternary logic computing systems are used by the Caldari State and, by extension, Mordu's Legion and Gurista. Choice of hardware providers is still under deliberation.
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Re: Project Sebestačný Work Logs
« Reply #1 on: 11 Apr 2017, 08:12 »

11/4/YC119

Tritanium/Fernite Carbide foam fabrication

To solve the erosion issue and the activation factor nanoglobule isolation issue at the same time, it has been decided to switch component material from foam to fiber-reinforced composites. Carbon and silicon dioxide nanofiber matrices used as the composite material (and as nanite paste flow pathways in the case of silicon dioxide) are manufactured using nanite-assisted 3D printing techniques. Tritanium and fernite carbide powder used for component fabrication are impregnated with activation factor nanoglobules. This has solved the issue of isolating the activation factor from the catalytic nanites while also reducing the erosion rate of material caused by 90kPa nanite paste flow by 90% (contributed by the rigidity and reduced flow resistance of the silicon dioxide nanotube fibers).



Drone run-time lag

Deniel has laid off the intern and personally optimised the codes, reducing the run-time lag to 5 seconds in previous hardware. The redesign of processor architecture to incorporate more qubit transistors and for optimisation further reduced run-time lag to 1 second.

I decided that we should continue to pursue ternary logic computing systems for the drone networked intelligence. As the Guristas had already used ternary logic systems for drone control, we will attempt to reverse engineer their drone control system. However, I expect much of their drone control programs and algorithms to be confined to black box systems. Cracking them will slow development time. Perhaps I can speed things up by plundering their research sites.

Will bounce that idea off Isi, see if she's up for it.


Gripes

Still can't decide whether to use the Rupture hull or the Cyclone hull as the prototype.
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Re: Project Sebestačný Work Logs
« Reply #2 on: 16 Apr 2017, 04:58 »

16/4/YC119

Losses at Gurista Covert Site

Got greedy, lost Cheetah to Gurista security. Isi dropkicked me. Lessons learnt.

On the upside, I know what to look out for now: Talocan Automation Accounts. Gurista drone technology is likely based on the study of Talocan automation, applied onto Caldari ternary logic systems. Unfortunately, Isi could not access the publication in her form during the destruction of the Cheetah, so I will have to reacquire it, along with the Covert Research Tools they were using in that covert facility.

Also, the knowledge of Caldari Encryption Methods might help to crack open these black-box systems.



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« Reply #3 on: 28 May 2017, 01:02 »

28/5/YC119

Moving components stress test preparation

We have successfully used Project datacores (tagged as 'Datacore - Mechanical Engineering') to produce our first Project-derived 125mm Gatling Autocannons and gunnery machinery (tagged as '125mm Gatling Autocannons II') and are currently in the process of manufacturing our first batch of Project-derived autocannons. The next step is to assess the effectiveness of Project-derived self-maintenance system.

The stress-testing method will be as follow:

1. Autocannon turret emplacement will be jury-rigged into a chamber containing 8x 200mm plates, flat-side facing towards the autocannon barrel, positioned at every compass point. Feed mechanism, targeting computers, nanite pump and power supply will be located on a lower floor.

2. Each plates will be rigged to their individual armour repair systems.

3. Autocannon fires Phased Plasma rounds, which are known to increase the ambient temperature of the immediate area of impact. This will further stress the autocannon.

4. The autocannon will fire continuously over the period of 317 days, with 1 day/week reserved for mechanical inspection performance assessment. We will be assessing wear-and-tear, material fatigue and material creep. 12 hours/day will be reserved for calibrations (a task that should be taken by the drones).

The test period is projected to expend 4,489,968 rounds total.

Once we have determined that the autocannon's performance is on or over the threshold despite the lack of human interference during maintenance (calibrations notwithstanding), we will then consider designing Project-derived warships. We are still missing the drones, however.

The test will take place inside a mobile depot, due to the difficulty in securing a suitable location inside stations.



Hunting Gurista Covert Sites

No success at locating Covert Sites in Black Rise. I am currently considering incursions into Venal.

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Re: Project Sebestačný Work Logs
« Reply #4 on: 18 Jun 2017, 09:22 »

19/6/YC119

Rogue Drone salvage operation

Cleared out a few rogue drone swarm hives yesterday and today, in search of salvageable drone parts for study. Thought I might find something useful for the advancement of the Project. Yield is disappointing. Most of the salvage are standard starship parts (if the reactor meltdown left anything to salvage) or SKINs or cerebral accelerators.

Cerebral accelerators are standard neuroplasticity stimulants, nothing really beyond the manufacturing capabilities of standard pirate organisations like the Blood Raiders, far as I can see.

Did manage to salvage drone capillary fluids and drone cerebral fragment. The fragment's under study using unnetworked consoles, but probably nothing helpful for the Project Sebestačný drone processor architecture design or algorithms. The capillary fluids, on the other hand, might be useful for the project. High electro-conductive fluid. Exceeds conductivity index of silver and gold. Determine if cost-effective to mass produce both fluid and conduit network to accommodate it. 
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« Reply #5 on: 01 Jul 2017, 04:32 »

1/7/YC119

Establishment of proving grounds.

Proving grounds have been established (ref: log 28/5/YC119 ) today, 1/7/YC119, time 1020 NEST. Stress-test team is, as of writing, calibrating the installation. We will begin the first round of firing on 1215 NEST. As per the 28/5/YC119 log, the test will be performed throughout the period of 1 year. End of the test is scheduled on 1/7/YC120, 1215 NEST.

This isn't final. If we managed to develop the drones and determine proof-of-concept, we will extend the test period by another 1 year from the incorporation of drones into the test procedure.

I had attempted to deploy the mobile depot which will serve as our proving grounds in as remote a location in the system as possible, very close to the edge. However, there is still a celestial 12 AU away, within directional scan range. I will have to check the depot out daily to ensure no attackers. The system itself may be out of the way, but it still sees capsuleer traffic.

It will be amazing if nothing happens to the mobile depot within the 1 year test period.
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