Model: IntelStar BlindSide Sensor Jammer
Type: Sensor jammer
Cost: 5,000 plus installation costs
Availability: 2, X
Game Notes: Any ship can use their sensor array to jam, this jammer uses a ship’s transmitters to flood sensors frequencies with static. A ship being jammed must make an opposed sensors roll against the jamming ship’s sensor operator. The jamming ship adds its sensor dice to the jamming roll, using the standard sensor arcs, in active modes only.
Background: A sensor jammer was a type of device capable of fooling or blocking sensors. A sensor jammer created static, random signals, or false responses in order to conceal one’s exact position from enemy sensors. Sensor jammers were also capable of blocking communication signals. At the same time, the amount of energy broadcast by a sensor jammer would alert the enemy to its general location. Special electronic countermeasure packages could be used to help expand and scatter the jamming signal to make locating the source of the signal more difficult.