OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION
- | Intent | To create a specialized external stealth device that can be mounted to compatible armor. Excellent for a variety of situations and versatile in combat.
- | Image Source | Source
- | Canon Link | N/A
- | Primary Source | Holographic Projector Doubler Suit / Stealth Field Generator
- | Manufacturer | Sith Imperial Research and Development / The Sith Empire
- | Affiliation | Closed-Market / Kor Vexen / The Red Legion (Exclusive)
- | Model | IL-99B 'Doppelganger' Stealth Projector
- | Modularity | N/A
- | Production | Limited - Members of the Red Legion / SIFIA
- | Material | Reinforced Duraplast / Titanium / Electronic Components / Holographic Emitters
- Holographic Projection(s)
- Personal Stealth Field
- Regenerative Power Supply
- | Cloak & Dagger | The Doppelganger excels in two particular functions; creating projections of the user to deceive the enemy and concealing the physical form of the user to attack from an unexpected direction. The Doppelganger can project one 'clone' of the wearer while maintaining stealth capability or up to three different 'clones' at the expense of not stealthing the user from physical view. These clones are capable of behaving independently to further fool enemies. These holographic projections imitate how the operator would move and behave up to a range of five meters.
- | Personal Supply | Stealth technology has had a history of being quite power hungry, something that was remedied in the Doppelganger's design by Sith Engineers. The Doppelganger utilizes an intuitive system where power drain is minimized while stationary and even capable of regenerating at a rate faster than it depletes while not moving. This coupled with the Doppelganger utilizing its own power core, reduces weight from needing an external power source that would be shared with accompanying armor systems.
- | Scanners | Though it may fool the eyes, the Doppelganger is not capable of deceiving sensors, specifically those that don't require the visible spectrum in order to detect or spot targets. This also does little to fool anyone capable of sensing the user effectively through use of the Force. In short, it was meant to fool the naked eye, not any form of scanners.
- | Ion & EMP | As expected of most devices, the effects of Ion and EMP greatly hinder the effects of the Doppelganger to varying degrees depending on the proximity of the effect. While the effects of it will not fully shut down the Doppelganger unless it is struck by them at point blank, it will cause the holograms to flicker and the stealth system to stutter in a very obvious manner.
- | Semi-Stealth | While the Doppelganger is able to stealth its wearer effectively in low-light or busy fields, an enemy can still pick out the position of the user if they are actively looking out for them, especially if they are on the move as the operator will appear as a subtle visual disturbance where there should be none. It also does not blend the user perfectly into their surroundings. Their silhouette will appear distorted from their surroundings, though it is not readily apparent while remaining stationary in a busy scene.
- | Power Drain | Though the Doppelganger is capable of regenerating and replenishing its own power, it does so at great sacrifice while being activated on the move. The rate at which power is consumed while moving is quite immense, making it ill suited for extended use while on the move, and if fully depleted, requires that the unit recharge to full before using it again.
The IL-99B 'Doppelganger' was designed as a deceptive approach to the battlefield that aids covert operatives to function behind enemy lines, while still giving them a greater chance of escape or opportunity to disrupt and confuse enemies should they be discovered.
The 'Doppelganger' as its name implies is able to project a holographic clone of the operator, capable of acting independently of the operator's actions to deceive enemies into thinking they are real, rather than creating an awkward and stationary hologram that can be spotted. This projection is meant to distract away from the operator who can use the stealth systems to fade from physical sight and remove attention from themselves. Alternatively, the Doppelganger can be set to project three holograms of the operator at the expense of nullifying the ability to conceal the user from sight. This gives the appearance of four individuals rather than one, three of which can be used to distract the enemy or fool the enemy into thinking that there are far more adversaries than initially suspected.
In addition to the creation of holographic clones, the Doppelganger utilizes an intuitive power supply that reduces weight on the operator from needing an external power supply; a power supply capable of replenishing power for extended periods of time where an operator may be holding position for reconnaissance. Since power drain was a nuisance for anything that utilized stealth technology, the Doppelganger's power supply allows for one less issue to be of little to no concern, though Sith Engineers were incapable of fully getting rid of the power consumption rate given the weight and size specifications.
Edited by Kor Vexen, 28 July 2019 - 04:25 AM.