was part of an experiment to see about including tricobalt devices as part of their standard complement. It could explain why the ship had so few torpedoes (before they got the torpedo genie that is), tricobalts could need special storage so the number of photons had to be reduced.
Commander Austin Harris, First Officer, Deep Space Nine (by FltCpt. Bossco)
8.01 - Darkest Before Dawn
(Chapter 8 added, 12/09/2015)