Sensors

Low 360-Degree Vision

The shell's visual sensors are situated for a 360-degree field of vision.

High Active Hyperspectral Imager

The active model incorporates infrared, ultraviolet, terahertz and radar imaging. See the rules for hyperspectral sensors, PO p. 162.

Trivial Analog Sensors/Tools

Given the digital characteristics of the exsurgent virus and the potential of sensory-based basilisk hacks, some agents and researchers have resorted to using archaic analog gear for specific missions and tasks deemed high-risk.

Trivial Blood Scanner

Blood scanners are used to detect infection by the biological nanovirus strain of the exsurgent virus. The scanner is simply pressed against the skin of a biomorph (or other living creature) so that microneedles can painlessly extract blood samples from capillaries. These samples are then analyzed and compared to a database of known nanoviral strains. See Exsurgent Virus Detection (Firewal p.

Moderate Brain Print Scanner

This portable skullcap takes approximately 5 minutes to thoroughly scan a subject's brain patterns, producing a verifiable brain print.

Moderate Chemical Sniffer

This sensor detects molecules in the air and analyzes their chemical composition. It enables Chemistry Tests to determine the presence of gases, including toxins and other fumes. It can also detect the presence of explosives and firearms.

Low Deception Scanner

This device is used to scan a subject's brain activity for patterns indicating deception. There are two versions, digital and analog.

Moderate Fiber Camera

This camera is made from polymer fabrics, like clothing, that record visual wavelengths but without a lens making them immune to dazzlers and lens spotters.

Low Fiberoptic Microphone

This device is a flexible and mesh-controllable length of fiberoptic cable, it can record infrasound and ultrasound. +10 to hearing Perception Tests.

Moderate Flat Camera

These cameras rely on an array of tiny, networked micro-lensed imagers. These systems are flat and are easily hidden. Apply ?20 to visually spot.

High Ghost Imager

These devices ignore all visual modifiers and they can see in infrared as well as standard visual frequencies.

High Hyperspectral Flat Camera

These cameras rely on an array of tiny, networked micro-lensed imagers. These systems are flat and are easily hidden. Apply ?20 to visually spot.

Moderate Hyperspectral Microphone

A hyperspectral mic hears the entire audio spectrum, from infrasonic to ultrasonic frequencies.

High Hyperspectral Super-Wide Camera

This camera can view a 300 square kilometres with a 0.1 meter resolution.

Low ID Scanner

This small hand-held device is used to read the nanotat IDs carried by most morphs

Low Lidar

This sensor emits laser light and measures the reflections to judge range, speed, and image the target. See Using Enhanced Senses.

Low Metal Detector

These devices use frequency induction to detect metals that are not apparent. They can be used to locate weapons, cyberware, or contraband.

Low Motion Detector

This device is able to operate passively or actively to detect movement within its vicinity.

Moderate Nanoscopic Vision

The shell's visual sensors can focus like a microscope, using advanced superlens techniques to beat the optical diffraction limit and image objects as small as a nanometer. This allows the character to view and analyze objects as small as blood cells and even individual nanobots. The synthmorph must stay relatively steady to view objects at this scale.

Low Neural Verifier

This handheld device was designed by the argonauts to test subjects for exsurgent infection. It either is plugged into the access jacks of a pod or synthmorph or establishes a wireless connection with the target morph's basic mesh inserts. Sensory input is fed to the subject while their brain patterns are analyzed and compared to a database of known exsurgent infection tells.