Trek Acronyms & Abbreviations

Have you ever wondered what an ODN conduit was or what PADD stood for? Well here is the place to find out. This page contains many of the answers to the Star Trek technobabble that we have so often heard and been at a loss as to what it meant. Now since there is so much technobabble out there this page is simply going to focus on the acronyms and abbreviations. If you have any other acronyms that you know of and are Star Trek related please E-Mail them to me.

ACB

-Annular Confinement Beam
Circular forcefield that surrounds the person being transported so they remain in the transporter beam.

CMO

-Chief Medical Officer I.E. Beverly Crusher

EPS

-ElectroPlasm System
Power distrubution network.

FCA

-Ferengi Commerce Authority

JAG

-Judge Advocate General
Officer in charge of starfleet law. Similar to the Attorney General of today.

IDIC

-Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations
Cornerstone of Vulcan philosphy.

IDF

-Inertial Dampening Field
Field that compensates for the effect of acceleration and deceleration G-forces.

I.K.C.

-Imperial Klingon Cruiser
Prefix to Klingon Starship names. Similar to U.S.S.

LCARS

-Library Computer Access and Retrieval System
Offical name of the computer system aboard the Enterprise. The voice of the computer is played by Majel Barrett-Roddenberry.

ODN

-Optical Data Network
System of fiberoptic data transmission conduits that transfer information throughout the ship. Can be accessed through ODN conduits or access panels.

PADD

-Personal Access Display Device.
Used like a small notepad and resembles Apple's Newton PDA.

PHASER

-PHASed Energy Rectification
Produces a strem of highly charged energy that can be used as a weapon.

PTC

-Power Transfer Conduit
Transfers charged plasma to and from various locations on the ship.

RCS

-Reaction Control System
Automated system that reacts to various events that alter ship course. Much like thrusters on the space shuttle a used for minute adjustment.

SCM

-Super Conducting Magnet

SIF

-Structual Integrity Field
Field that prevents the ship's structure from deforming fro the intense stress caused by warp travel.

UESPA

-United Earth Space Probe Agency
Authority of the original Enterprise. Similar to Starfleet Command.

UFO

-Unidentified Flying Object

U.F.P.

-United Federation of Planets

U.S.S.

-United Space Ship or United Star Ship
Prefix before the name of a starfleet registered star/space ship. Example: U.S.S. Enterprise

VISOR

-Visual Instrument and Sensory Organ Replacement.
Enhances not only the visual spectrum but the entire electromagnetic spectrum and converts it into input suitable for the human brain.

WPS

-Warp Propultion System
another name for the warp engine core

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