A sensor was a generic term for any device that scanned, recorded or otherwise observed bodies around it, be it people, stellar bodies or other starships. Sensors were operated by the sciences division aboard starships, and were used to detect details that were not readily visible or otherwise not made apparent by other measuring instruments. They varied in size from hand-held to starbase-sized arrays.
Older starships had monitor rooms where operators sifted through sensor data for information required by the command staff, in cooperation with the library computer's automation. (TOSS #36 )
Types of sensors
- Subspace highway detector