Ingram Nanoscale Systems

Created by Captain Mrazak on Thu Jul 5th, 2018 @ 3:32pm

Ingram Nanoscale Systems is an eminent computer systems development firm and a wholly owned subsidiary of Ingram Nanoscale Solutions. Their flagship achievement was Project Dante, a post-Dominion War contract bid by the Federation awarded to INS in 2378. Together their top researchers sought to develop unmanned starships in the wake of wartime casualties. Project Dante led to the development of Advanced Combat Automates, Sword-class artificial intelligences designed stand in for a manned crew during space battles.

The intendant AI of Overwatch Station is a Sword-class Advanced Combat Automate who performed above expectations in a combat scenario despite losing all hands on board--see attached dossier for details. Shut down shortly thereafter, the Sword-class ACA designated "Ferrofax" was shut down and sent to the newly commissioned Memory Theta for storage. However, admiralty made the decision that Ferrofax could serve a function of maintaining operations and defense of the recently constructed Overwatch Station in orbit over the subterranean planetary archive installation of Tartarus. The ACA was installed in 2379, and thereby preserved the eminent reputation of INS and secured its continued relations with Starfleet Research & Development.

Ingram Nanoscale Systems was also the leading development team for Project Long Jump, an initiative sponsored in part by the parent organization Ingram Nanoscale Solutions. Together with Starfleet, the Cardassian Union, and a host of wealthy donors, Project Long Jump successfully launched an explorer vessel -- the USS Traveller -- beyond the Galactic Barrier into the Messier 4 globular cluster in early 2389 via a Phased Space Accelerator. The Accelerator's success also lead to a Spacedock class station being launched in pieces into the primary colony system in Messier 4, which was reassembled on site. Once the three modules were reassembled on site within Messier 4 circa mid 2389, Canopus Station officially went online and became the galaxy's first interstellar hub of trade and exploration.

Despite the history of cooperation between the Corps of Engineers, both Starfleet Intelligence and Security has retained passive oversight of INS for suspected corporate espionage among rival technology firms and in Federation affairs.

ADDENDUM: Phased Space Acceleration remains the intellectual property of INS under iron-clad utility patents as per the Starfleet civilian contractor agreement. In the event either the patents or agreement become moot, the technology will be subject to seizure by Memory Theta.