Acceleration Couch

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An Acceleration Couch is a crew station designed to help mitigate G-forces caused from heavy acceleration.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

An acceleration couch and its associated life support takes up 0.5 Tons. Acceleration couches allow a person to function under an additional 2Gs for extended periods and additional 5Gs for short periods (10 minutes or less). This is cumulative with Inertial Compensators and G-Suits.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

As the first practical internal combustion engines are mastered within the TL:4-6 tech epoch, the majority of sopohnt societies are able to achieve powered flight and some even achieve spaceflight. The array of technologies within the TL:7-9 tech epoch, typically allow the sound barrier to be broken and many civilizations can achieve hypersonic speeds. By the TL:10-12 tech epoch, interstellar spaceflight becomes cheap, affordable, and everyday in application, with FTL jump engines creating true interstellar communities. [1]

As higher and higher speeds are achieved, ways to compensate for or mitigate against the forces of extreme acceleration are developed including G-suits, accelerations seats, and eventually the grav plate and inertial compensators. [2]

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  1. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  2. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak