This was a commission for CaptainBipto. It is the brig of the Starfleet Intelligence ship U.S.S. Nighthawk.
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WHY use forcefields at all, they require constant energy, they fail in case of incident or power failure. Brigs using conventional doors are safer. In the voyager episode "Repentance" a ship attacks Voyager carrying a group of prisoners, the force fields fail permitting the prisoners to escape, while the cells are made of "Tritanium" bulk heads, strong stuff. But use forcefield doors. Solid doors require NO energy consumption
Aluminum oxynitride. They take aluminum, oxygen and nitrogen, in a ceramic mix (AL2O3) with nitrogen and bake at over 2000 degrees celsius, then they polish it til it's transparent; Artificial gemstone, made into a window. Transparent ceramics have been around since the 60's but were really expensive to make.
Because of it's expense; It's mostly used in defense products.
A 1.5 inch thick plate can stop a 50 caliber bullet at point blank range, weighing less than a 4 inch thick glass/poly laminate. It's used in
- Sensor windows for Infrared, military cameras that need to withstand years of abuse
- Missile optic fronts qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-…
- Military vehicle windows
potential/upcoming uses for spacecraft windows, space helmets, civilian protection windows, aircraft/helicopter windows. Cellphone/computer screens, basically anything where durability and transparency is needed.
Scuba gear/diving equipment that withstand greater pressures.
police/military face shields, ski goggles.
Transparent kayaks and canoes. Greenhouse panels
See thru containers. solar panel protectors (and light focusing lenses)
And my favorite, Sunglasses
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I left the over all design to Falke, but with elements that I wanted (3 cells, 1 large cell, reinforced door and console). As this isn't my first commission, he known my preferences regarding display colours and other aesthetics.