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 July 31 2013, 07:25 PM #210 zDarby Lieutenant   Location: NorCal Re: Let's Discuss the Romulan Bird of Prey! I figured I'd post the base of my warp power calculations. The table below is measured from the warp chart found in the ex-astris-scientia encyclopedia's entry for warp factor under "W"; which, in turn, was a recreation of the warp-power curve found in the TNG Tech Manual. Thus the information is directly applicable to the Galaxy class only. How the warp-power scales for other ships is up for interpretation. However my investigations thus far indicate that if one speculates the curve does not scale to ship size, the numbers work rather well. I can make logical arguments for and against this speculation. Even so, I always use this speculation as an assumption in my warp power calcs so that they can easily be converted later when a better scaling factor is discovered. Here's wikipedias' rendition of the graphic...It has much less resolution: It's the yellow/orange curve I measured. I can describe my methodology to anyone who is interested. You can trust the numbers up to about two significant digits, but the table has three.... So I'm not perfectly scientific. So sue me! Warp Power Table: Code: ```___________________________________________________ | | watt | speed| Power | M/AM | | | \coch | *c | watts | g/s | |=========|==========|======|==========|==========| |1wf hump | 14 e9 | 1c | 14 e9 | 166 e-6| |1.0wf | 220 e6 | 1c | 220 e6 | 2.45e-6| |1.1wf | 240 e6 | 1.37 | 330 e6 | 3.67e-6| |1.2wf | 290 e6 | 1.84 | 532 e6 | 5.93e-6| |1.3wf | 350 e6 | 2.4 | 839 e6 | 9.33e-6| |1.4wf | 460 e6 | 3.07 | 1.41e9 | 15.7 e-6| |1.5wf | 700 e6 | 3.86 | 2.7 e9 | 30 e-6| |1.6wf | 1.7e9 | 4.79 | 8.14e9 | 90.6 e-6| |1.7wf | 6.2e9 | 5.86 | 36.3 e9 | 404 e-6| |1.8wf | 24 e9 | 7.09 | 170 e9 | 1.89e-3| |1.9wf | 96 e9 | 8.5 | 816 e9 | 9.08e-3| |=========|==========|======|==========|==========| |2wf hump | 200 e9 | 10 | 2 e12| 22.25e-3| |2.0wf | 2.2e9 | 10 | 22 e9 | 145 e-6| |2.1wf | 2.5e9 | 11.9 | 29.75e9 | 331 e-6| |2.2wf | 3.1e9 | 13.8 | 42.8 e9 | 476 e-6| |2.3wf | 3.8e9 | 16 | 60.8 e9 | 676 e-6| |2.4wf | 5.1e9 | 18.5 | 94.3 e9 | 1.05e-3| |2.5wf | 8.0e9 | 21.2 | 170 e9 | 1.89e-3| |2.6wf | 16 e9 | 24.2 | 387 e9 | 4.31e-3| |2.7wf | 47 e9 | 27.4 | 1.29e12| 14.3 e-3| |2.8wf | 180 e9 | 30.9 | 5.56e12| 61.9 e-3| |2.9wf | 520 e9 | 34.8 | 18.1 e12| 201 e-3| |=========|==========|======|==========|==========| |3wf hump | 1.2e12| 38.9 | 62.25e12| 693 e-3| |3.0wf | 19e9 | 38.9 | 739 e9 | 8.22e-3| |3.1wf | 21e9 | 43.4 | 911 e9 | 10.1 e-3| |3.2wf | 26e9 | 48.3 | 1.29e12| 14 e-3| |3.3wf | 32e9 | 53.5 | 1.71e12| 19 e-3| |3.4wf | 42e9 | 59.1 | 2.49e12| 27.7 e-3| |3.5wf | 63e9 | 65.1 | 4.1 e12| 45.6 e-3| |3.6wf | 110e9 | 71.5 | 7.87e12| 87.6 e-3| |3.7wf | 270e9 | 78.3 | 21.1 e12| 235 e-3| |3.8wf | 850e9 | 85.6 | 72.8 e12| 810 e-3| |3.9wf | 2.3e12| 93.4 | 215 e12| 2.39e0 | |=========|==========|======|==========|==========| | | watt | speed| Power | M/AM | | | \coch | *c | watts | g/s | |=========|==========|======|==========|==========| |4wf hump | 4.8 e12| 102 | 484 e12| 5.38e0 | |4.0wf | 160 e9 | 102 | 16.2 e12| 180 e-3| |4.1wf | 170 e9 | 110 | 18.7 e12| 208 e-3| |4.2wf | 220 e9 | 120 | 26.4 e12| 294 e-3| |4.3wf | 260 e9 | 130 | 33.8 e12| 376 e-3| |4.4wf | 320 e9 | 140 | 44.8 e12| 498 e-3| |4.5wf | 430 e9 | 150 | 64.5 e12| 718 e-3| |4.6wf | 670 e9 | 162 | 108 e12| 1.2 e0 | |4.7wf | 1.75e12| 174 | 244 e12| 2.71e0 | |4.8wf | 3.4 e12| 187 | 636 e12| 7.08e0 | |4.9wf | 9.2 e12| 200 | 1.84e15| 20.5 e0 | |=========|==========|======|==========|==========| |5wf hump | 18 e12| 214 | 3.85 e15| 42.8 e0 | |5.0wf | 740 e9 | 214 | 158 e12| 1.76e0 | |5.1wf | 820 e9 | 228 | 187 e12| 2.08e0 | |5.2wf | 1.0 e12| 244 | 244 e12| 2.71e0 | |5.3wf | 1.2 e12| 260 | 312 e12| 3.47e0 | |5.4wf | 1.5 e12| 276 | 414 e12| 4.6 e0 | |5.5wf | 1.9 e12| 294 | 559 e12| 6.22e0 | |5.6wf | 3.0 e12| 312 | 936 e12| 10.4 e0 | |5.7wf | 5.2 e12| 331 | 1.72 e15| 19.1 e0 | |5.8wf | 12 e12| 350 | 4.2 e15| 46.7 e0 | |5.9wf | 27 e12| 371 | 10 e15| 111 e0 | |=========|==========|======|==========|==========| |6wf hump | 54 e12| 392 | 21.2 e15| 236 e0 | |6.0wf | 3.4 e12| 392 | 1.33 e15| 14.8 e0 | |6.1wf | 3.7 e12| 415 | 1.53 e15| 17 e0 | |6.2wf | 4.5 e12| 438 | 1.97 e15| 21.9 e0 | |6.3wf | 5.5 e12| 462 | 2.54 e15| 28.3 e0 | |6.4wf | 6.4 e12| 488 | 3.12 e15| 34.7 e0 | |6.5wf | 8.2 e12| 512 | 4.2 e15| 46.7 e0 | |6.6wf | 12 e12| 539 | 6.47 e15| 72 e0 | |6.7wf | 20 e12| 567 | 11.3 e15| 126 e0 | |6.8wf | 41 e12| 596 | 24.4 e15| 271 e0 | |6.9wf | 100 e12| 625 | 62.5 e15| 695 e0 | |=========|==========|======|==========|==========| | | watt | speed| Power | M/AM | | | \coch | *c | watts | g/s | |=========|==========|======|==========|==========| |7wf hump | 170 e12| 656 | 111 e15| 1.23e3 | |7.0wf | 18 e12| 656 | 11.8 e15| 131 e0 | |7.1wf | 19 e12| 688 | 13.1 e15| 146 e0 | |7.2wf | 21 e12| 720 | 15.1 e15| 168 e0 | |7.3wf | 25 e12| 755 | 18.9 e15| 210 e0 | |7.4wf | 30 e12| 790 | 23.7 e15| 264 e0 | |7.5wf | 37 e12| 826 | 30.6 e15| 340 e0 | |7.6wf | 52 e12| 863 | 44.9 e15| 500 e0 | |7.7wf | 78 e12| 901 | 70.3 e15| 782 e0 | |7.8wf | 140 e12| 940 | 132 e15| 1.47e3 | |7.9wf | 270 e12| 980 | 265 e15| 2.95e3 | |=========|==========|======|==========|==========| |8wf hump | 520 e12| 1024 | 532 e15| 5.92e3 | |8.0wf | 110 e12| 1024 | 113 e15| 1.26e3 | |8.1wf | 120 e12| 1067 | 128 e15| 1.42e3 | |8.2wf | 130 e12| 1112 | 145 e15| 1.61e3 | |8.3wf | 150 e12| 1158 | 174 e15| 1.94e3 | |8.4wf | 170 e12| 1205 | 205 e15| 2.28e3 | |8.5wf | 210 e12| 1253 | 263 e15| 2.93e3 | |8.6wf | 270 e12| 1303 | 352 e15| 3.92e3 | |8.7wf | 360 e12| 1354 | 487 e15| 5.42e3 | |8.8wf | 520 e12| 1407 | 732 e15| 8.14e3 | |8.9wf | 830 e12| 1461 | 1.21e18| 13.5 e3 | |=========|==========|======|==========|==========| |9wf hump | 2.0 e15| 1516 | 3.03 e18| 33.7 e3 | |9.0wf | 800 e12| 1516 | 1.21 e18| 13.5 e3 | |9.1wf | 820 e12| 1579 | 1.3 e18| 14.5 e3 | |9.2wf | 870 e12| 1649 | 1.43 e18| 15.9 e3 | |9.3wf | 1 e15| 1701 | 1.7 e18| 18.9 e3 | |9.4wf | 1.3 e15| 1759 | 2.29 e18| 25.4 e3 | |9.5wf | 1.7 e15| 1882 | 3.2 e18| 35.6 e3 | |9.6wf | 2.4 e15| 1909 | 4.58 e18| 51 e3 | |9.7wf | 3.5 e15| 2115 | 7.4 e18| 82.3 e3 | |9.8wf | 6 e15| 2365 | 14.2 e18| 158 e3 | |9.9wf | 11 e15| 3053 | 33.6 e18| 374 e3 | |=========|==========|======|==========|==========| | | watt | speed| Power | M/AM | | | \coch | *c | watts | g/s | ===================================================``` KEY: **"hump" --The power peak that separates warp factors. **"coch" --Short for "cochrane", the standard measurement for subspace stress. The scale is calibrated such that the number of cochranes felt is equal to the speed traveled in multiples of the speed of light. **"M/AM" --The amount of mass to be converted to energy per second in order to supply the stated power requirements. 100% efficiency is assumed. ***"e" --Times ten to the power of. EG, 14e9 = 14 * 10^9 = 14,000,000,000 = 14 billion.