Tech modularity of the Imperium

Modular design

Modularity in design”, is an approach perfected during Dark Age of Technology (STC system) that subdivides a system into smaller parts called modules or skids, that can be independently created and then used in different systems. A modular system can be characterized by functional partitioning into discrete scalable, reusable modules; rigorous use of well-defined modular interfaces; and making use of industry standards for interfaces.

-Modularity offers benefits such as reduction in cost (due to less customization, shorter learning time, and flexibility in design, augmentation (adding new solution by merely plugging in a new module), and exclusion.

-From tiniest power cells to gargantuan habitat structures all imperial technology and infrastructure is designed to work as a tree of compatible modules. Those are based on the design pinnacles of STC technology.

-Engines and machines built on the STC production standards have similar mechanical solutions and have parts that can be easily interchanged. Same water pump is used for draining underground wells for  desert habitats and for pumping the coolant fluids of mightiest of titans.

-Habitat/star vessel components share same power, space and rarity. Components can generally be interchanged between habitats and star vessels (note: some habitat components require amount of space that are not reasonably available within a star vessel hull).

-The digital synchronicity is built around an Cogitator and Datacubes. From an invincible automaton to a mighty star vessel bridge, from an personal memory enhancement to the vast data-vaults of the Temple of Knowledge, these ancient processors and data storage unit are used to sieve through and store all digital knowledge of the Imperium of Man.

Related articles:

Designs of Imperial habitation Surface habitats, STC arcologies, void habitats, void stations, STC star fortresses

Imperial star vessel/habitat components, a list of official RT components, homebrew components from WWW and new components from the Ultima Tectum campaign.

STC power cell, designs for a portable and rechargeable power storage.

STC power production, auxiliary, genatorium, core and drive designs.