LiquidBlue

June 29th, 2005, 06:01 PM

In "Redemption" we saw that an object doesn't need a hyperspace generator in order to enter or travel through hyperspace. In that case it was the stargate. On the other hand, we have seen in countless episodes that the hyperspace generator must be actively engaged in order to continue hyperspace travel. In "The Lost City" we saw that the speed that a ship was traveling in hyperspace could be changed without reentering normal space.

I offer the following musings. It seems that the hyperspace window generator when first engaged in normal space creates the window and a certain path through which any object may enter. Let us suppose that for a given window, any passive object entering that window will exit that window at roughly the distance. This provides a simple means to correlate the power requirements of the hyperspace generator and the speed at which a ship using that generator will travel using hyperspace.

Let me explain. Suppose we have a generator that will throw a passive object one distance and a different generator that will throw a passive object a different distance. If it is true that a passive object traveling through the first window arrives at its distance at the same time a passive object traveling with the second exits at its distance, then we see that the effective speed of the hyperspace travel is directly related to this "passive length."

Now we can relate this to the power requirements. If the energy requirments are directly related to the passive length then to travel twice as fast would require twice the power. If the the energy requirements are related to the square of the passive length then the power requirements to travel twice as fast would be 4 times as must. If the energy requirements are a function of the passive length then we can calculate the power requirements.

I would appreciate other thoughts. My musings are based upon a number of assumptions. What if we used other assumptions? What ideas might you have about the ability of passive objects to use hyperspace windows? Active objects? What about wormholes in hyperspace? (We have seen this in "Within the serpent's grasp" where a connection couldn't be made, and in "Redemption" where an existing connection traveled through hyperspace)

I offer the following musings. It seems that the hyperspace window generator when first engaged in normal space creates the window and a certain path through which any object may enter. Let us suppose that for a given window, any passive object entering that window will exit that window at roughly the distance. This provides a simple means to correlate the power requirements of the hyperspace generator and the speed at which a ship using that generator will travel using hyperspace.

Let me explain. Suppose we have a generator that will throw a passive object one distance and a different generator that will throw a passive object a different distance. If it is true that a passive object traveling through the first window arrives at its distance at the same time a passive object traveling with the second exits at its distance, then we see that the effective speed of the hyperspace travel is directly related to this "passive length."

Now we can relate this to the power requirements. If the energy requirments are directly related to the passive length then to travel twice as fast would require twice the power. If the the energy requirements are related to the square of the passive length then the power requirements to travel twice as fast would be 4 times as must. If the energy requirements are a function of the passive length then we can calculate the power requirements.

I would appreciate other thoughts. My musings are based upon a number of assumptions. What if we used other assumptions? What ideas might you have about the ability of passive objects to use hyperspace windows? Active objects? What about wormholes in hyperspace? (We have seen this in "Within the serpent's grasp" where a connection couldn't be made, and in "Redemption" where an existing connection traveled through hyperspace)