Components of Borg Implanted Cybernetic Eyepieces in Captured Borg Technological Samples.
Philip M. Mancie, Jr. MD Alien Biotechnology Specialist Star Fleet Life Sciences Division, Section 4, Outpost 070
Parker and Mubrax identified several class of Borg Drone in their landmark study of 2367 (Identification and classification of multiple classes of Borg Drones as evidenced in Drone corpses and body parts retrieved from the first Borg incursion of sector 001 in 2365). We received several well preserved examples of Borg eyepiece at the 070 facility in early 2367, just a few months before the publication of Parker and Mubrax's paper. Our investigative work supports the conclusions of Parker et al, that the Borg Drones are cybernetically enhanced with their specific classes role in mind.
From the various eyepieces we examined immediately after receipt from Star Fleet's facilities we were able to clearly discern those that afforded the particular hive member special enhanced abilities to best perform it's specialized tasks. Of the sensory devices we could definitively identify we were able to surmise which multi-modal visual units were for tactical, biomedical and technical/support Drones. To date, several devices related to the eyepieces remain unidentified in terms of function and/or the underlying Borg technology.
COMMON ELEMENTS IN BORG EYEPIECES
In all of the intact units we studied, the most obvious common design element is the Borg EVISA-Enhanced Visual Spectral Amplifier, This small device, under 2 grams in weight is composed of microcircuitry similar to that found in the non-isolinear nanocircuits currently under development in both Federation and Klingon laboratories.
Although the exact design of the sensor head did vary in some cases, in functionality each system's EVISA worked identically. The subprocessor interlink was exactly the same in each system, designed with a terminus at the system split between a neural splice in the humanoid optic nerve. Further, an additional subprocessor located at the base of the skull cavity provided a performance enhancement enhancement algorithm and is interlinked between both the optic nerve and the triple redundant neural processor in the visual neocortex of the assimilated host.
In testing both intact eyepiece systems within organic remains and on the bench, in various reverse engineering schemata, the enhanced visual range detected by our analysis of the EVISA was very impressive by typical humanoid standards. Greatly increased visual acuity, up to 800% higher than the highest tested humanoid eyesight, includes micro/macro and telescopic functionality with automated focus. All of this is actuated by a single command from the Drone's collective. This is the equivalent of 3.3 megapixels per 0.01 square millimeter. This is nearly one third of the resolution of Star Fleet's best current astronomical and orbital geographic visual sensors in current use.
The neocortical subprocessor provides an even further degree of visual enhancement, although to what degree or to what end we remain unsure. A recently noted loop transceiver integrated into the implant's design indicates that at least some degree of data is transferable both to and from the collective. The possibility that even view screen like functions might be channeled through this system has been discussed.
Interestingly some slight variations in the control code matrix suggests the ability to fine tune the EVISA to the particular visual physiology of the varied humanoid species the Borg have, and continue to assimilate. This is not surprising, considering the level of biotechnology we have seen from the Borg to date.
There is also another small device that seems to be a sensor for sub-spectral matter & energy analysis (SSA), utilizing a micro matrix of Lepton enhanced phosphor micro CCD that works in conjunction with the EVISA's photonic analog to digital semi-organic based isolinear hybrid converter. Additional neural circuits are forged directly between the SSA, the EVISA and the nerve plexus of the Drone's visual neocortex.
TACTICAL BORG DRONE EYEPIECES
The eyepiece of the Parker designated Tactical Drone presented some intriguing technologies with extremely advanced defensive and offensive support capabilities.
A Tritium Doxysilicate Hexatronic processor provides enhanced sensory data on moving objects, allowing the micro-sub-processor interpretation of multiple targets-obviously extrapolating a variety of tactical way points for the Drone to consider in planning it's individualized response to the threat scenario. This is probably also transmitted in high speed data packets to the collective.
This should also afford the drone spectacular threat identification and targeting assessment abilities- although this function is only activated once the collective has identified a pertinent local threat. This occurs simultaneously with the initialization of various other individual Borg Drone defensive and offensive systems, including multi-phasic shielding.
There is also a secondary function to the Hexatronic device, and that is the ability to discern residual tachyon signatures. This could provide the drone with the ability to sense various sub-space and space/time phenomena. Perhaps each Tactical Drone also acts as an advanced sensory platform for the collective and/or the command paradigm that is managing the mission or current tasks for that drone. In either case, some entity utilizes the data and makes tactical decisions based upon it.
A bi-polar charged Muon sensor gives the drone the ability detect and possibly in some way visualize life signs and other biological data at moderate distances under 12 kilometers. This is not unlike the technologies currently being used as a standard by a variety of Alpha Quadrant warp capable civilizations, including the Federation.
A number of data processing and storage chips are built into the tactical eyepiece. Not unlike miniature versions of the PMCS chips in a standard Federation tricorder, these Borg chips have been lab rated at just under 125 GFP calculations per second. All of these chips, which inexplicably vary in number from tactical drone to tactical drone, connect to a subspace transceiver implanted within the drone's cranium.
Finally, a device found on only a few of the tactical visual systems is the Magnetic Resonance Scanner/Imager. This small device apparently allows the tactical drone to clearly visualize the interior of small object not overly shielded by metals. To date this particular feature has only been found in what we classify as the type three Tactical Drone eyepiece.
MEDICAL BORG DRONE EYEPIECE
Our examination enhanced eyepieces of the Parker designated Medical Drones revealed a degree of miniaturization that was startling to say the least. While the design of the tactical drone is a marvel of miniature nanocircuitry and efficient design, the medical drone is amazingly equipped with the rough equivalent of a field medical facility. Essentially, the eyepieces contain a full suite of bio-medical sensors, all of which is routed to the central hive and co-processed within the Borg neuroprocessor simultaneously and concurrently. Although we have not determined the exact structure of the quadratronic processor matrix and non-isolinear processor code for many of the functions, those we have managed to provoke into operation have been fascinating.
For example, we discovered an extremely small, yet powerful full spectrum holographic projector that apparently projects images and data pertaining to the operative or medical procedure at hand. By focusing the image precisely within the vitreous fluid of the drone's natural eye, we believe the central collective can assist the drone to perform it's appropriate medical task with a greater degree of precision. It is not inconceivable that there's a sort of connect-the-dots or color-by-number activity going on there. In any case, the projector is a both marvel of micro-biotechnology and a brilliantly conceived concept no doubt purloined from an assimilated civilization.
Then we stumbled upon the sensor suite, and it is literally a full suite of sensor applications. Our exhaustive studies of those devices we could understand and effectively reverse engineer revealed the ability to focus sensor fields on the entire body, a specific area of the body, or a specific organ.
All of the functions evidenced the ability to provide real time multi-spectral moving images, allowing the drone to visualize the quality of blood flow, blood gasses, organ and cavity temperatures, cellular level multi-mode examinations and the various bodily fluid systems throughout the subject's body.
In addition, the eyepiece has several tissue repair particle beams, allowing the drone to anesthetize, Incise or provide cellular level tissue repair technologies, projecting the beams into wounds as deep as the pre-cavity fascia of most humanoid civilizations. However, this device appears to be a back-up to a similar but more powerful device in the Medical Borg utility arm.
Macro and microscopic technologies abound in the eyepiece, some of which is still being carefully examined and reverse engineered to provide more insight into their respective capabilities and underlying methods-of-action.
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