Mon, 25 Jan 1999 16:00:34 EST
In a message dated 1/25/1999 1:51:03 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> How about this? The MS may have AMBAC and other sensors scattererd about
> the body, but the principal targetting and tracking sensors are stuck in
> the head, the main sensor "turret". If you want to target somthing
> specific, the head must be focused on the target object in order to get
> the most out of its LOS sensors. Rudimentary versions of these could be
> clumped elsewhere and fed data from the primary sensors, that can be
> displayed elsewhere on the 360 screen.
> Along the same line of reasoning, the head may contain a number of
> directional communications devices that help imporve data transmission
> quality and reception. These work best when the antennas of the two
> communicating suits are directly pointed at each other, hence explaining
> why MS heads often “look” at each other. MS could even be programmed to
> automatically turn the sensors to that of the other when initial contact
> is made, thus skipping over the helmet thing.
> Or are we stretching a bit much?
Not at all. That was what I was thinking, but couldn't think how to say it.
You explained it good.
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