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Sensor refers to any kind of equipment and technology which is used to measure, record, and detect the environment of time and space.

Sensors can range from a simple visual recording device to technologies which can analyze and detect occurrences in and out of the spectrum of the universe.

Hand Held sensors

Early hand held sensors took on the form of scanners which had limited abilities and range. By the 23rd century Starfleet used tricorders, a far more advanced sensor technology, there are also specialist tricorders for medical scans.

As well as general purpose hand held devices there are hand held detectors and scanners for a variety of specific detection and measuring requirements.

Starship and Facility sensors

Starships generally have much more powerful sensors, capable of detecting a wide range of phenomenon from a great distance. If a single starship is insufficient, groups of ships can be used, as was the case when the first tachyon detection grids were developed to detect cloaked ships (TNG episode: "Redemption").


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Final Fantasy

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Libra (ライブラ, Raibura), also known as Scan, Peep, Check or Sense, is a recurring White Magic spell in the series. It displays an enemy's stats, strengths, and weaknesses. In the later 3D installments in the series, one could move a scanned enemy around to see it from all sides.

In early localizations, Libra was translated as Scan. This was revised in Final Fantasy XII and the later Advance releases.

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Final Fantasy III

Libra is a Level 4 White Magic spell which can first be purchased in the town of Gysahl for 3,000 gil in both versions. The Scholar class also has an ability called Peep/Study that performs the same function along with dispelling enemy's positive status.

Final Fantasy IV

Libra, also known as Peep, costs only 1 MP to cast, and is one of the few spells Cecil could use. Cid could also use a command ability called Peep/Analyze with the same effect but targeting all enemies.

In the Nintendo DS version Libra functions the similar way as Scan does in Final Fantasy X, as it continues to show the stats for the rest of the battle.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years

Libra can be utilized by various characters throughout the game, and costs 1 MP to cast. It functions in the same manner as it did in Final Fantasy IV.

Final Fantasy V

Libra, also known as Scan, is a Level 1 White Magic spell that could first be purchased in Tule. Blue Mages also have Scan, which performs like the Libra spell, as their Level 4 ability.

Final Fantasy VI

Libra, also known as Scan (SNES), could only be taught by the Esper Kirin at a rate of X5. Celes learns it naturally at level 18. It costs 5 MP to cast.

Final Fantasy VII

The Sense Materia lets you see an enemy's current and maximum HP, which would remain in the help bar for the rest of the fight. It would also temporarily show their name, level, and if applicable, weaknesses. Red XIII has this Materia initially equipped.

Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-

The Libra Materia enables the detection of enemy targets' status. Like Final Fantasy VIII, the Target's HP will be ????? until it becomes lower than 99,999.

Final Fantasy VIII

Scan is a magic that could be used to see enemies' stats. It could also be used to see the enemy or teammate in 360 degrees, except for Selphie for decency reasons. Note that if an enemy's HP is greater than 99,999 its HP will be displayed as ????? until its HP falls below 99,999, also, Scan have two animation that can be altered in the Config section of the menu.

Scan is notably one of the few spells in the game that cannot be refined from items and must be drawn, the only others being Float and Apocalypse.

Final Fantasy IX

Scan is one of the few White Magic spells only Garnet can use. It can be learned from the Air Racket or Desert Boots for 25 AP, and costs 4 MP to cast.

Final Fantasy X

Scan is located in Kimahri's section of the Sphere Grid, and gives a detailed description of the enemy, which includes current HP, maximum HP, strength, magic, elemental resistances, and possible Ronso Rages that Kimahri can learn. Weapons with the Sensor ability allow the party to view an opponent's current HP, maximum HP, and elemental resistances whenever targeting an enemy. Some enemies are immune to sensors, so Scan and Sensor do not work.

Final Fantasy X-2

The command for scanning for enemy information exists in three variations; Scan on the Gun Mage Dressphere and Rikku's Machina Maw special dressphere, Libra on Yuna's Floral Fallal special dressphere, and Ma'at's Feather on Paine's Full Throttle. Enemies and party members scanned can be rotated using the left analog stick, though this is purely for visual effect, and has no impact on actual gameplay.

Final Fantasy XI

Check is a command in Final Fantasy XI. When using this command versus an enemy creature, it will inform the player of the relative difficulty of defeating the creature. The easiest type of creature is listed as "too weak to be worth while", listed as just "too week" in the auto-translator. This means that a creature will not give the player any experience for defeating it.

"Easy prey" is a measure of a creature that will grant less than 50 base experience points. At low level, this means that the creature is at least 4 levels lower than the player; however, at high level it can be a dozen levels beneath the player or party level. The scale gradually increases as the character level increases.

After easy prey is a "decent challenge," which denotes a creature that is only a few levels beneath the player's current level and would grant between 50 and 99 experience if defeated. "Even match" is used only when the creature being /checked is exactly the same level as the character using the command. "Tough" denotes an enemy a few levels above the player's level, followed by "very tough" which is a few levels above that, and finally "incredibly tough."

The exception to this rule are notorious monsters, who are listed as "impossible to gauge."

Final Fantasy XII

"The character can perceive detailed information about foes. The effect is temporary."

Libra is a Technick which grants a positive buff that lets the user see the HP, elemental weakness, and status enhancements/ailments of most targeted enemies. It also reveals the location of traps, but does not reveal what type they are.

In the International Zodiac Job System version, Libra can be used by six Job classes: Archer, Machinist, Monk, Mononofu, Shikari, and White Mage. White Mage must first acquire the Cúchulainn license, while Samurai has to acquire the Belias license.

Final Fantasy XIII

Libra is an ability that costs 1 TP to use. It fills up an information screen on an enemy the player can access anytime during battle, though it must be cast multiple times if the player wishes to gain every single piece of information on the enemy.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift

Libra is a clan ability that displays traps. It can be gained automatically by having a copy of Final Fantasy Tactics Advance plugged into the DS while playing the game.

Dissidia Final Fantasy

Scan is a Story Mode skill. When used on a locked area, it identifies what Battle Piece(s) need to be defeated to unlock that area.

Trivia

Libra may be named after the attributes of the Zodiac Libra, the Scales of Balance - as it helps balance the gameplay by revealing statistics needed by the player to defeat their opponent, but the term may also refer to the Japanese romanization of the word "library".

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Halo

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Radar is a system that uses electromagnetic waves to identify the range, altitude, direction, or speed of both moving and fixed objects such as aircraft, ships, vehicles, weather formations and terrain. The term RADAR was coined in the year 1941 as an acronym for Radio Detection And Ranging, persisting even into the 26th Century as an actual word.

A radar system has a transmitter that emits radio waves, that are reflected by the target and detected by a receiver, typically in the same location as the transmitter. Although the radio signal returned is usually very weak, radio signals can easily be amplified. This enables a radar to detect objects at ranges where other emissions, such as sound or visible light, would be too weak to detect. Radar is used in many contexts, including meteorological detection of precipitation, measuring ocean surface waves, air traffic control, police detection of speeding traffic, and by the United Nations Space Command Defence Force.

Both the UNSC and Covenant utilise radar technologies, with the UNSC employing the X-ELF Radar System aboard their Prowlers[1], and the Covenant using an unknown system aboard their own ships.[2] The UNSC also once used the system to scour the skies for messages from extraterrestrial civilizations[3] and uses Doppler Radar systems in their Weather Stations.

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  1. Halo:Ghosts of Onyx, page 290
  2. Halo:Ghosts of Onyx, page 230
  3. Description of Standoff

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Starwars

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A sensor pack.

A sensor was one of any of a range of complex devices that enhanced something's ability to receive data about its environment.

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All starships carried sensors, as did most vehicles and droids. Depending on the sensor, they could detect and analyze many forms of data, such as electromagnetic radiation, sound and vibration, gravity, nuclear radiation, magnetic fields, heat, pressure, trace chemicals, or the emissions of other sensors.

Sensors were, of course, not perfect. Not only could they fail to detect what they should or present false "ghost" images, they could be interfered with by natural phenomena like solar radiation, hydrogen clouds, asteroid fields, and potent gravity wells; and by artificial phenomena such as sensor jammers, sensor decoys, shield camouflage, stealth technology, and, of course, cloaking devices.

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  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
  • Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter
  • Republic Commando: True Colors
  • Star Wars Radio Drama
  • Star Wars 3: Death Star
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  • Star Wars: Battlefront II

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