- 1 WarMain
- 2 Project WarMain
- 2.1 Exoskeleton Armor Composition
- 2.2 Exoskeleton Articulation/Mobility
- 2.3 Exoskeleton Flight System
- 2.4 Exoskeleton Articulation Seals/Reinforcement
- 2.5 Exoskeleton Life Support System
- 2.6 Exoskeleton Power Supply
- 2.7 Exoskeleton Control System
- 2.8 Exoskeleton Navigation System
- 2.9 Exoskeleton Communication System
- 2.10 Exoskeleton Sensor System
- 2.11 Exoskeleton Combat Systems
- 2.12 Exoskeleton Electronic Attack/Protection/Warfare Support System
- 2.13 Miscellaneous Exoskeleton Systems
- 3 External Links
Real Name: Arno Achilles Stone
Occupation: Executive Chairman of the Board (Advanced Cybernetics And Dynamics Industrial), Inventor, Hero
Legal Status: Legal Citizen of the United States with no known criminal record, officially recognized hero of Paragon City
Place of Birth: Paragon City, Rhode Island
Marital Status: Widowed
Known Relatives: Mary Stone (mother), Walter Stone (father), Henry Stone (brother), Samantha Stone (wife, deceased)
Group Affiliation: Justice Avengers
Base of Operations: Paragon City, Rhode Island
Security Level: 50 (+1 level shift, see Incarnate Abilities)
Accolades: Atlas Medallion, Crey CBX-9 Pistol, Freedom Phalanx Reserve, Vanguard Medal, Geas of the Kind Ones, Portal Jockey, Task Force Commander, Elusive Mind, Eye of the Magus, Portable Workbench, Architect Comlink, Marshal, Stolen Immobilizer Ray, Born In Battle, High Pain Threshhold, Demonic Aura, Megalomaniac, Force of Nature, Invader
Primary: Energy Blast (Power Bolt, Power Blast, Sniper Blast, Aim, Power Burst, Explosive Blast, Nova)
Secondary: Energy Manipulation (Power Thrust, Energy Punch, Build-Up, Bone Smasher, Total Focus)
Other Powers: Flight (Hover, Fly, Afterburner), Fitness (Hurdle, Health, Stamina), Leadership (Assault, Maneuvers, Tactics), Fighting (Boxing, Tough), Munitions Mastery (Body Armor, Surveillance, LRM Rocket), Speed (Hasten)
Incarnate Abilities: Cardiac Radial Paragon, Musculature Radial Boost, Nerve Boost, Spiritual Boost, Ion Radial Final Judgement, Reactive Total Radial Conversion, Warworks Radial Ally, Barrier Radial Invocation
Arno Achilles Stone was born January 3rd, 1969 to Mary and Walter Stone at the M. Harvey Medical Center in the Founders' Fall district of Paragon City and from an early age it was apparent that Arno possessed a keen intellect and a natural predilection toward things mechanical. As a child, Arno was able to build fairly complex mechanical devices scavenged from a variety of materials found around his home. By his teens, Arno had an uncanny grasp in several disciplines of engineering and by the time he had completed high school was considered a prodigy. Arno's college years were no less productive as his insatiable drive for knowledge and inventive genius allowed the young Arno to surpass his peers and teachers.
During Arno's time in college, he had invented and patented several new technologies and used the gains from his inventions to provide the startup capital for an engineering firm. During this time Arno would meet the love of his life, Samantha Smith, who worked as a paralegal for his father's practice. The attraction was instant and mutual and despite a long courtship, the two were married after Arno had successfully matured his small firm into the much larger Advanced Cybernetics and Dynamics Industrial (ACADI).
ACADI's primary business was in developing ultra high performance materials and processes for use in advanced prosthetic devices of all sorts, from artificial limbs to sensory replacements. The company also branched out into several other areas of engineering, including working for DARPA in the development of powered exoskeletons. ACADI had prospered until the rikti invasion. While the primary business was more important than ever, Arno also realized that the resources of his company could also be used to help stem or eliminate the rikti threat. After the war, Arno leveraged his company's relationship with the government to acquire research projects based on captured rikti technology for both the military and civilian sectors. The act did not come without consequences as one of ACADI's chief rivals, Crey Industries, took notice after their monopoly on captured rikti tech was lost.
Initially, Crey complained bitterly and sought legal action in an effort to prevent Arno and ACADI from carrying out their program. When that failed, Crey offered to buy ACADI from Arno with the promise of a healthy fortune. Despite the offer, Arno remained faithful to his employees and his business. After which Crey again made an offer and again Arno refused. Ultimately Crey began an illicit campaign to undermine ACADI itself, force Arno out and liquidate the business gaining its contracts and developments for itself.
The plan like the offer proved unsuccessful, forcing Crey to step up its actions against ACADI which resulted in a manufactured publicity stunt between Crey's own Paragon Protectors and the Freakshow. The effort was staged near the ACADI campus in Independence Port and was designed to heavily damage the property and create several casualties. The plan proved partly successful as property damage was kept to a minimum, however the latter part of the action had proved incredibly successful as Arno's wife had been caught in the crossfire and sustained severe injuries which resulted in her death while Arno watched helplessly from a distance.
Almost immediately after, it was made known to Arno that the event had been no accident and that it wouldn't be the last unless Arno capitulated. A grieving Arno instead choose to again take the huge conglomerate on in a more direct fashion. Retreating to his private lab and the advanced concepts and research division of ACADI, Arno pooled the best minds and resources of his company to take a previous program to a new level. Arno reopened Project WarMain (the original internal codename for the powered exoskeleton DARPA project) and in less than a year had a working model that had completely eclipsed any previous work. The effort produced the mark one alpha powered exoskeleton dubbed "WarMain".
Arno had originally planned to don the armor and go after Crey directly, however the Outbreak riot proved a more immediate threat. After helping the authorities in the riot, Arno realized he didn't have the skills or talent necessary to take Crey on directly. Instead the fledgling hero decided to take to the streets of Paragon city in an effort to hone his skills and perfect his armor.
While unable to put an end to Crey Industries and its illegal operations, Arno in the guise of WarMain has been an ever present thorn in their side, setting them back on several occasions, including the personal capture of Countess Crey herself. Ultimately, Arno realized no measure of personal revenge would bring his dead wife back. Instead Arno as WarMain works with other heroes and his company in an effort to make Paragon City and the world a better safer place.
Arno possess the average human strength and stamina for a person of his age who engages in moderate regular exercise. Arno's cognitive ability is substantially higher than the average humans and is a genius in the fields of materials and mechanical engineering as well as electrical and computer engineering.
Besides Arno's access to a variety of devices he has invented and those available to him in ACADI's inventory, his primary piece of equipment is the WarMain powered exoskeleton.
Specifications: Mark III Delta “WarMain” Powered Exoskeleton
Design Team: Arno Stone (ECoB), Sol Cogley, John Brahms, Fenton Mullhall, Vickie Palmer, and Preston Potts
Major Contractor: Advanced Cybernetics and Dynamics Industrial – Advanced Concepts and Research (ACaDI-ACaR)
Armor Exterior Dimensions and Weight
Height (overall): 1.91 meters
Width (overall): .81 meters
Depth (overall): .58 meters
Weight (empty): 159 kilograms
Exoskeleton Armor Composition
The surface layer’s signature blue/gold color scheme is comprised of an ablative ceramic applied over the primary layer and is engineered to resist and scatter a wide range of electromagnetic frequencies and magnitudes deemed harmful to both armor and occupant with a secondary function of limiting the armor’s infrared and radar signature.
The primary layer is a system of rigid and flexible armor yielding a high degree of mobility while providing adequate protection for the exoskeleton and its pilot. The rigid component features a composite system utilizing thousands of irregularly stacked hexagonal micro-tile layers locked into place using a carbon fiber reinforced graphite matrix. Each tile is constructed from cryo-milled beryllium surfaced with amorphous iridium and sandwiching a layer of amorphous tungsten. The resulting composite structure is further coated with distinct layers of electron beam vapor deposited yttrium, zirconium and aluminum oxides. Bonded to the underside of this shell is a layer of fused aluminide/residual titanium laminate hard coated with titanium diboride which is backed by a beta-carbon nitride hexagonal lattice frame. The rigid armor elements are affixed to the secondary layer utilizing electromagnetic, thermal, and kinetic attenuating hard-points. Flexible armor segments utilize overlapping and interlocking micro-scales of the same composition as the as the rigid shell tiles which are mechanically affixed to double wall carbon nanotube reinforced modified polyhydroquinone-diimidazopyridine gyroid-nano-weave cloth. The flexible elements are then mounted to the rigid armor elements utilizing electromagnetic and thermal breaks. The entire structure is then backed by a graphene reinforced radiopaque polymer membrane.
The secondary layer forms the backbone of the exoskeleton utilizing a titanium diboride laced silicon carbide/amorphous titanium alloy matrix combination geodetic chassis/anti-shock frame with embedded ultra-flat coreless stepper motors for articulation and lower power mobility. The chassis/anti-shock frame is further augmented with a system of integrated and interconnected magnetorheological fluid kinetic attenuators and pressure accumulators. High strength mobility is provided by a network of biomemetic dielectric electroactive polymer fiber bundles sheathed in polyamide-imide membranes filled with a perfluoropolyether inert recirculating fluid utilizing remote sub-doppler cooling arrays for thermal control. The entire assembly is jacketed in a polytetrafluoroethylene coated beta cloth bonded to flexible high strength multi-walled carbon nanotube aerogel insulation.
The tertiary layer features a metalized biaxially-oriented polyethylene terephthalate film blanketed nano-composite impregnated isobutylene polymer radiopaque membrane bonded to a layer of flexible high strength multiwalled carbon nanotube aerogel sandwhiched between opposing layers of a berylium copper nanolattice for added insulation and protection which is then bonded to a layer of graduated density modified polychloroprene dilatant cellular foam padding. The padding is embedded with a silicon micro-tube network utilizing resonant laser micro-pumps connected to strategically located bladders for internal temperature, acceleration and pressure control.
Notes: The armor composition denotes a typical cross-section in a typical region of the armor. The secondary layer features specialized regions utilizing hardened structures to attach, support, isolate and protect dedicated and/or specialized systems. In addition each layer possesses integrated solid-state electronics and power handling systems which are heavily redundant and cross-linked for rapid and almost uninterrupted function as systems and components ate damaged in use. Also embedded in the primary and secondary layers are wave-guide arrays arranged to allow discrete control over the armor's various energy operations. The primary layer is further embedded with a distributed grid sensor array and the secondary layer embedded with operational and environmental management sensors for malfunction detection and control. The tertiary layer is embedded with sensors for internal environmental control and pilot observation. Performance specifications call for the surface/primary layer to resist a typical kinetic penetrator impacting the surface with approximately 3.3 x 10^4 J (joules) of energy and the ability to resist and dissipate directed electromagnetic energy attacks with approximately 1.3 x 10^9 J of energy.
Type: Electrochemomechanical biomemetic dielectric fiber bundles attached to a titanium diboride laced geodetic silicon carbide/titanium matrix chassis with integrated electric motor assistance.
Musculature Enhancement: The exoskeleton allows the wearer to lift/press approximately 10,160 kg (kilograms) under normal operating conditions.
Limits: Under maximum operating conditions, the exoskeleton can enable the wearer to lift/press approximately 15,240 kg for approximately 30 seconds before system degradation occurs and system performance suffers. With sufficiently diverted power the exoskeleton can boost maximum operating performance to 19,304 kg for approximately 10 seconds before onset of critical system failure.
Notes: As part of a comprehensive program to protect the pilot and reduce systems complexity through hardware adaptations, the biomemetic fiber bundles are designed to reflexively contract under impact creating localized zones of higher density that are better able to absorb, radiate, and resist forces that would otherwise injure the pilot. The integrated electric motors provide minimal strength enhancement (on the order of 181 kg) and are in place for low power mobility and precise articulation. The kinetic attenuators like the biomemetic fiber bundles are designed to reflexively resist forces and movements which could damage the exoskeleton and injure the pilot. The attenuators can store energy in local as well remote pressure accumulators enabling the attenuators to boost electric motor and biomemetic fiber bundle performance. The magnetic control field for the attenuators can also be stepped up in power to act as an emergency boost or last line of defense against electromagnetic attacks. This additional function comes at the expense of mobility due to the high energy operation of the magnetic field and requires the exoskeleton to overcome the excited magnetorheological fluid. Another feature of the exoskeleton is the use of telefactoring gauntlets instead of exposing the pilots hands inside a complex arrangement of armor for the fine manipulation of objects. The telefactoring design provides increased protection while allowing excellent articulation and additional space for specialized tools and functions.
Exoskeleton Flight System
Type: Variable specific impulse electrodeless magnetoplasmadynamic arcjet thrusters in conjunction with a drag reducing energy field
Flight Control: Plasma bleed to reaction control thrusters for low speed/fine control and drag reducing deformable energy field for high speed/gross control.
Maximum Speed: 1117.6 m/s. (meters/second) or Mach 3.28 (15 celsius @ sea level)
Maximum Vertical Rate of Climb: 117.7 m/s^2 @ sea level (26.9 m/s^2 @ max payload @ sea level).
Lift Capacity: 1000 kg.
Maximum Thrust ("Dry"): 20.58 kN (kilonewtons).
Maximum Thrust ("Wet"): 27.85 kN.
Maximum Altitude: 53,432 m (meters) @ maximum vertical rate of climb before fuel exhaustion.
Range: 4,000 km (kilometers) at an altitude of 26,716 m, unlimited range @ sea level.
Fuel: Liquid Xenon as "wet" thrust and propellant in a vacuum and/or very low density atmospheric conditions.
Notes: High speed flight operations are made possible by a Energy Dynamical Dissipater field generator. The field not only provides kinetic, thermal and electromagnetic energy mitigation but also serves to reduce the coefficient of drag as well as providing protection by deflecting small debris in the exoskeleton's flight path. In operation the generated field is able to deflect atmospheric gases around the exoskeleton and act as a lifting body. As aerodynamic pressure and friction increases, the field deforms for optimal performance at speed.
Exoskeleton Articulation Seals/Reinforcement
Type: Reinforced and shielded cam locks in conjunction with ferrofluidic hermetic face seals for all major exoskeleton attachment points with pressure compensated rotary joints and labyrinth seals at all articulation points augmented by a positive pressure environment. All articulation points and seals include thermal and electromagnetic breaks at each major exoskeleton layer. In addition, the interior of the exoskeleton utilizes quick acting zone seals to minimize occupant exposure in the event of a deep armor penetration. All exoskeleton segments feature utility umbilical's terminated in fast acting self sealing quick disconnects. The disconnects are staged to seal before being exposed to either the exterior or interior of the exoskeleton.
Exoskeleton Life Support System
Type: Self contained full environmental control and advanced life support.
Duration: 744 hours on filtered external air or 168 hours utilizing onboard rebreathing mechanism augmented with liquid oxygen stores.
Exposure (thermal): 172 to 1500 Kelvin external while maintaining 277 to 316 Kelvin internal environment with up to a maximum external flash/blast limit of 3695 Kelvin for approximately 5 seconds.
Exposure (pressure): 0 to 5472 kPa (kilopascals) external while maintaining 101 to 162 kPa internal.
Exposure (chemical- biological - radiological - nuclear): 744 hours on externally filtered air for OSHA/NIOSH red zone threats which call for level "A" protective equipment, including protection against alpha/beta radiation with gamma radiation mitigation (directed attacks significantly reduce the effectiveness of CBRN exposure times and are dependent on the intensity of the attack).
Notes: The life support system allows continuous exoskeleton operation to a maximum safe depth of 547 m below sea level and a maximum safe altitude of 90,153 m without the need for special equipment. Operation above and below these limits requires additional consideration and modification as the situation requires. Critical operational limits allow intermittent operation beyond these limits but mean time before the onset of critical failure is haphazard at best and is fully dependent on environmental factors and preexisting operational stress imposed on the exoskeleton (although extreme high altitude operations can last considerably longer compared to deep water operation). The life support system is further augmented by a first aid/advanced life support diagnostics array that utilizes a defibrillator and several onboard drugs dispensed through pneumatic injection in conjunction with other hardware adaptations in order to counter toxins and revive the occupant as well as counter cardiac and respiratory arrest. The FA/ALS system is also configured to provide performance enhancement of the occupant in situations that require increased response and activity levels as well as providing limited environmental adaptation when onboard systems cannot effectively cope with the threat. The life support system is further augmented with onboard nutrient and water stores (including water reclamation) so that the occupant can remain functional for up to 168 hours without the need to seek external nourishment.
Exoskeleton Power Supply
Type: Hybrid Collector/Converter array coupled to a high density storage system.
Primary: Zero Point Energy Collector array coupled to a Motionless Electromagnetic Converter.
Secondary: Ambient electromagnetic recharging in conjunction with strategically placed piezoelectric generator arrays.
Tertiary: Thermal and electromagnetic waste recovery and conversion.
Energy Storage: Advanced insulated gate bipolar self regulating super-density surface mediated cell packs.
Notes: The primary power supply utilizes a distributed grid zero-point energy collector based on recovered rikti technology coupled to a central motionless electromagnetic energy converter. This hybrid power supply can generate in excess of 542.6 terawatts an hour a peak output. The array is a completely solid state and is self limiting due to the limited amount of collector area as a safety feature. Power is regulated and stored through the use of insulated gate bipolar self regulating ceramic surface mediated cell packs with the ability to store 27.13 terawatts of energy per cell pack. Large scale power transfer is accomplished through the use of magnetically controlled and shielded high energy plasma conduits chosen for their ability to handle high energy routing with a long life within the confines of the exoskeleton. Low energy transfer is handled through more conventional superconducting elements capable of a high degree of efficiency over a wide range of operating temperatures. The exoskeleton boosts operating efficiency with the implementation of ambient electromagnetic recharging as the exoskeleton passes through and around electromagnetic energy potentials in conjunction with high efficiency and output and radioisotope piezoelectric generators. The armor further recoups waste thermal and electromagnetic energy boosting total efficiency while reducing the exoskeletons energy signature. The high energy storage and transfer systems are required for major exoskeleton operations with the secondary and tertiary in combination are only capable of supporting low energy operations such as life support, basic control and motivation as well as providing minimal energy in powered down or hibernation mode. Certain high energy operations that utilize a massive discharge of energy (colloquially referred to as a nova) can temporarily disrupt primary power system function while the collectors, converter, and storage systems automatically reset themselves. During this time the low energy system maintains minimal exoskeleton operation with most of the resources allocated toward life-support and damage mitigation.
Exoskeleton Control System
Type: Hierarchical computer array utilizing a heuristic near artificial intelligence operating system.
Primary: 3D array of 4096 complex nanoprocessors with 1 exabyte of shared memory and a peak performance in the 21.3 petaflop range allowing the implementation of the VIos (Virtual Intelligence operating system).
Secondary: 5 task specific computers (defense - life support - mobility - offense - power) slaved to the primary system with each consisting of an asynchronous 2D array of 256 complex nanoprocessors with 512 petabytes of shared memory and peak performance in the 8.3 petaflop range .
Tertiary: Numerous local component asynchronous simple processor arrays featuring 256 terabytes of memory and a peak performance in the 4.1 petaflop range.
Primary Interface: Non-invasive cybernetic interface in conjunction with verbal commands, biofeedback, proprioception, and visual target acquisition.
Secondary Interface: Biometricly activated gauntlet & dorsal mounted 3D force & imaging array utilizing a holographic keyboard and display with haptic feedback utlizing a Dvorak interface featuring a tenkey and greek alphabet adjunct primarily for predefined instructions and commands.
Internal Data Feedback: Retinal scan display, 3D positional audio, and haptic (including thermal) feedback.
Notes: The primary computer's function is the implementation of the VIos which allows the control system to seamlessly integrate all exoskeleton operations with near zero response time under nearly every predicted theater of operation without limit to the occupants commands pursuant to the operational limits of the exoskeleton and its hardware. The VIos offers near artificial intelligence capability without the danger and unpredictability of an operating system that is essentially self aware with only minimal expense to the exoskeletons environmental adaptability. The secondary control system speeds the exoskeletons major system response time and in conjunction with the tertiary control system provides continuous error checking for all control systems. The secondary system also provides emergency backup control in the event of primary system failure with a substantial reduction in exoskeleton adaptability. the tertiary system provides even more basic control in the event of primary and secondary control system failure and also allows autonomous control of individual armor segments in the event of separation. An additional function of the primary system is electronic warfare attack and defense.
Type: Advanced Astro-Magneto-Inertial Reference in conjunction with Global Positioning and Dead Reckoning.
Primary: Advanced Inertial Reference Sphere with redundant Hemispherical Resonator and Fiber Optic Gyros as backup and error checking.
Secondary: GPS-GLONASS Interoperability and Compatibility Array in conjunction with Enhanced LORAN and a three axis triad Magnetometer.
Tertiary: Electro-Optical "Bluelight" Star Tracker in conjunction with Free Electron Laser Infermatory dead reckoning and a Horizon Sensor.
Notes: The navigation system is capable of accuracy down to .962 m/h drift (meter/hour) @ maximum speed under regular operation and .084 m/h @ 366 m/s in tertiary only mode. Nominally the primary and secondary systems operate in tandem for constant error checking and positional agreement with the tertiary system being referenced whenever the exoskeleton is traveling at speeds lower than 9 m/s as an additional redundancy. The Free Electron Laser in addition to its range finding functions (also used to enhance weapons systems targeting) includes adaptations for free space optical communications and as a limited use directed energy weapon capable of 1.2 x 10^9 J of output.
Exoskeleton Communication System
Type: Integrated Radio/Optical Communications suite with translator.
Primary: Broad and narrow band radio frequency and free space optical utilizing a digital/analog capable transmitter and receiver array.
Secondary: Multi-frequency public address system
Notes: The onboard communications system provides the WarMain exoskeleton with the ability to provide direct communication between the exoskeleton and any number of objects capable of utilizing radio frequency or free space optical communications as well as utilizing a wide array of existing terrestrial and extra-terrestrial communications networks (satellite, cell phone, two way radio, blue tooth, Wi-Fi, infrared, et al) with a variable rate encrypted/decrypted data transmission capability that meets or exceeds any current or foreseeable technology. The system is also equipped with a two way real time language translator that is fully capable of translating most terrestrial languages spoken by one percent or more of the human population. The public address system also operates through the translator as well with an added security feature of completely changing the operator's speech and vocal pattern output .
Exoskeleton Sensor System
Primary: Advanced Multi-Role High Resolution Electronically Scanned Array Scalable Individual Element Agile Beam Surveillance Radar with multi-band capability (1-170 GHz)
Secondary: High Resolution Hyperspectral (Visible, UVA to EUV & NIR to LWIR) Steerable Electro-Optical Distributed Aperture Identify/Search/Track Array
Tertiary: High Resolution Multi-Mode (Acoustic (including Sonar - infra to ultra) - Chemical - Electromagnetic - Pressure - Thermal) Distributed Grid Sensor Array
Notes: The WarMain data acquisition suite is a digitally fused sensor platform with extremely high data update rates allowing spherical all-weather day/night situational awareness at all times providing air to air - air to surface - surface to air capability with air - ground - maritime still and moving target indication and identification with continuous automatic threat detection to a range of 177.3 km with ultra - high resolution including advanced signal processing and interpretation augmented by the tertiary sensor suite allowing enhanced acoustic, electromagnetic and thermal analysis at a range of 3.7 km and enhanced chemical and pressure analysis at 99.3 m or less. All three levels of data acquisition (primary through tertiary) allow the exoskeleton to effectively simulate the full range of human senses. The data acquisition suite can operate in active and passive modes for stealth operation and is augmented by the inclusion of four miniature aerial and submersible sensor drones stored in the gauntlets which can relay the same range of sensory data back to the exoskeleton. Nominally, only three drones are used at one time with the fourth being a redundant device in case one of the other three drones are damaged. The drones are also equipped with UVA, NIR, SWIR, MWIR, and LWIR spectral emitters allowing enhanced exoskeleton hyperspectral capability.
Exoskeleton Combat Systems
Primary: Accelerated Charged/Neutral Particle Emitters
Description: Solid state tachyon shear accelerated directed ultra-high energy particle emitters utilizing a laser gated pre-fire chamber. The emitters are capable of charge coupling with beam, bolt, cone or area discharge allowing for a variety of effects with exoatmospheric and endoatmospheric capability.
Range: 47 m
Limits: In beam or bolt mode the emitters are capable of a maximum discharge of 1.1 x 10^6 J of kinetic energy coupled with 1.5 x 10^9 J of electromagnetic energy with a maximum duty cycle of 9.93 seconds per discharge including a 2.2 second cooling cycle. Area discharges require both gauntlets to be chained and involve an overcharge pre-firing cycle which significantly boosts emitter kinetic energy performance to approximately 1 x10^8 J with a correspondingly shorter duty cycle time and increased cooling cycle. The final chained emitter function of the gauntlets involves a single burst area effect capable of boosting kinetic energy performance to approximately 5.1 x 10^10 J but results in significant energy depletion (on the order of 30 to 40 seconds before the primary power supply can provide enough power to resume high energy operations) along with a corresponding amount of time needed for emitter cool down and function reset. Minimum kinetic emission is rated at 1 x 10^ -1 J with a minimum electromagnetic emission of 5.2 x 10^ -19 J
Secondary: Micro missile launcher employing high impulse thermobaric warheads
Description: Dorsally located mass accelerated high off bore sight air delivered fin stabilized/controlled micro missile utilizing a timed/impact detonated thermobaric charge.
Range: 200 m
Limits: The exoskeleton carries a maximum of 10 micro-missiles in a reinforced storage and ejector assembly on the dorsal area of the armor. Maximum yield under optimal conditions with the standard thermobaric warhead is 2.3 x 10^10 J kinetic and 4.2 x 10^10 J thermal. The warheads can be fitted with a shaped penetrator that allows the warhead to penetrate hardened targets (typically 4 such rounds are included in a standard load out) at significantly reduced blast capability.
Notes: All ranged weapons systems are designed with "high off bore scope" and "fire & forget" capability (including CIWS countermeasures) if they involve a projectile.
Type: High Energy Dynamical Dissipater
Description: Owing to physical space constraints and material characteristics, the exoskeleton utilizes an energy dissipation field generator to boost defensive capability. The exoskeleton's armor and composite construction alone can stop the equivalent of a 14.5 x 114mm round weighing 66.5 grams and traveling at approximately 1000 m/s. The generator significantly steps up this capability to dissipate approximately 1.15 x 10^7 J of kinetic energy. The barrier generator relies on a series of nested fields designed to collapse in on one another and in the process drive down the energy of the object until it reaches a total energy of 1.2 x 10^3 J and harmlessly bounces off the armor. The system is also tuned to dampen directed electromagnetic attacks possessing 1.5 x 10^9 J energy or greater and like the kinetic dissipation function. The nested fields attempt to reduce total directed attack energy to 9 x10^2 J or less.
Limits: The barrier can effectively dissipate 25 attacks per second totaling 2.83 x 10^7 J of kinetic energy and/or directed energy attacks totaling 3.7 x 10^10 J of electromagnetic energy. The kinetic dissipater function generally ignores objects traveling less than 11.8 m/s or objects with less than 8 x 10^1 J of energy in either case as an energy conservation measure. The kinetic barrier system also has a overload capability of 2.13 x 10^17 J total energy absorbed over .53 seconds with the onset of critical system failure.
Notes: A third function of the High Energy Dynamical Dissipater provides a drag reducing envelop during flight operations. This field or envelop also steers small objects out of the exoskeletons path during flight. The envelop features a staggered layer arrangement that necessarily places the greater number of nested layers in the forward direction of travel which results in less standard protection of the exoskeleton as it passes over and to the rear. Rearward energy dissipation and dampening are approximately 59.7% of standard operating strength while forward operating strength is approximately 1.14 times standard operating strength. In the event of critical failure during flight mode at maximum velocity or less, emergancy operation sustains the envelop through wave guide overcharge for approximately 15 seconds while the exoskeleton automatically decelerates to a safe operating speed.
Exoskeleton Electronic Attack/Protection/Warfare Support System
Type: Dynamic Spectrum Cognitive Multi-Channel Electronic Warfare Countermeasures System
Description: Multi-Spectrum omni-directional jamming system designed to foil electromagnetic spectrum and directed energy attacks enhanced by a cognitive control system.
Notes: The exoskeleton's countermeasures system is chiefly designed to foil low and high frequency/resolution systems including; infrared, laser, radar and sonar detection, guidance and tracking systems through the use offensive and defensive strategies including; interference, jamming, deception ( including spoofing and meaconing) and environmental modification (primarily the electomagnetic, sonic and thermal properties through the use of pulsing). In addition the system can step up performance to enhance the exoskeleton's directed energy defense through its environmental modification capability. VIos adaptations allow for electronic signals intelligence, signals intelligence and communications intelligence (including measurement and signature intelligence) allowing cryptanalysis, emissions control measures and electronic counter counter measures.
Type: Electromagnetic, Acoustical, and Thermal Management System
Description: The exoskeleton is equipped with various ceramic coatings designed to reduce its electromagnetic and thermal signature in conjunction with electromagnetic and thermal sinks within the exoskeleton that either act as a waste recovery system helping to increase efficiency or reducing the exoskeleton's signature by passively releasing the captured energy in the sinks. Acoustical management is achieved by carefully insulating and mounting exoskeleton components and by utilizing an active anti-sound array that cancels or mutes the exoskeleton's acoustical signature.
Type: Multi-ordinance close-in weapons system
Description: Quick deploying super rapid blooming chaff and/or flares in conjunction with advanced high explosive air bursting ammunition (electronically fired stacked variable rate 20mm rounds). The close-in weapons system is contained in the shoulder pods of the armor.
Notes: The multi-ordinance close-in weapons systems utilizes dedicated launchers for chaff and flares, like the high explosive rounds, chaff and flares are stacked electronically fired rounds enabling precise control over the number and deployment of the decoys. The high explosive air bursting ammunition are designed as smart weapons utilizing "high off bore scope" and "fire & forget" capability.
Notes: The countermeasures system used by the exoskeleton is a both preemptive and reactive and is based on a fused distributed sensor system utilizing acoustical, electromagnetic, hyper-spectral optical, magnetic and thermal elements operating in both low and high resolution modes over a wide range of frequencies. The system generally operates in a passive mode for identification of threat targets minimizing its effect on the exoskeleton's stealth capability. Once threat targets are identified or the stealth capability of the exoskeleton is compromised, the exoskeleton steps up countermeasures activity to provide a softkill solution through the electronic protection system and ultimately by deploying electromagnetic and thermal decoys if necessary. If a softkill solution fails to protect the exoskeleton, hardkill solutions utilize the multi-ordinance close in weapons system to deploy advanced high explosive air bursting rounds which are dedicated for hardkill tactics to utilizing onboard combat systems and other hardware adaptations (most notably the free electron laser utilized in the navigation system). Electronic attack allows the exoskeleton to "burn through" as well as exploit gaps in enemy countermeasures enabling the VIos to remotely interpret and control enemy systems allowing the VIos to insert commands which can misdirect, disable or destroy target systems ranging from simple electronic devices such as electronic locks to complex machinery such as an android. This function can be carried out remotely or if the target is sufficiently hardened, the exoskeleton is equipped with probes designed to penetrate the hardened target.
Miscellaneous Exoskeleton Systems
Type: Experimental Phased State Exoskeleton Storage/Retrieval Device
Description: Owing to the need for the operator to quickly don or store the exoskeleton, an experimental device utilizing quantum entanglement to link the exoskeleton to the operator allows the assembled exoskeleton to be stored in a low power state slightly out of dimensional phase. When activated the exoskeleton is brought back into phase with the operator and the bulk of the wearer's garments are destroyed (except for a specially designed form fitting undergarment). The phasing process is handled completely on the exoskeleton's end (due to high energy requirements) and the operator is fitted with a signal device that acts as a homing beacon, allowing the exoskeleton to adjust to the operator no matter the location. Activation results in a large static discharge that resembles a lightning strike. The operator is completely insulated from the phasing effect and it is largely useful as a "shock and awe" device.
Type: Emergancy Parachute
Description: An extremely thin graphene reinforced polyhydroquinone-diimidazopyridine nano-weave cloth material drogue parachute designed to rapidly deploy and decelerate the exoskeleton in emergancy situations such as power failure or energy envelope failure. The parachute is secured to the exoskeleton utilizing impervium filament wire deployed from reels connected to high output rotary generators which energize the magnetorheological fluid kinetic attenuators in the exoskeleton chassis in the absence of power supplied from the main system.
Notes: In operation the deploying action of the drogue parachute energizes the attenuators which utilizes a series of simple logic circuits to control operation independent of the exoskeleton's major control systems allowing the combined action of the drogue parachute and dampers to mitigate forces which could injure the operator and excessively damage the exoskeleton. The drogue parachute was chosen over a larger more conventional parachute due to space constraints which nessecitated the inclusion of the kinetic attenuators as part of a holistic approach to the emergancy parachute safety system. The parachute can be manually or automatically deployed. Under automatic deployment, when both the operator and exoskeleton control system are rendered inoperative, dedicated accelerometers are activated and energize the safety system once specific thresholds are reached. Explosive bolts eject the panel covering the parachute housing. As the panel lifts away, drag streamers are pulled into the air flowing over the exoskeleton and the parachute is deployed subsequently energizing the safety systems indpendent control circuits and enabling automatic operation.
Incarnate Modifications: Recent events in Arno's life from having spent time in the Rogue Isles to contact by the mysterious Ouroboros Menders and the revelation of a mysterious entity known as the Well of Furies has allowed him to discover new theories and insights into the design and construction of his exoskeleton. This area of research seemingly blurs the line between technology and magic in the Pinnacle universe allowing Arno to boost the abilities of his armor beyond what even he thought was possible. As research continues, new abilities emerge with Arno not quite sure where all of this is leading him.