Shield Generators are technologically advanced devices, that project and sustain a protective energy matrix around the physical body of a ship or station. Shields receive a separate capacity level and regeneration rate from all the Shield Generator blocks installed and work as secondary defensive measures against incoming fire before it can cause any damage to the parent structure.
However, Plasma weapons deal additional damage against Shields, there are turrets and torpedoes which are capable of penetrating or disabling them, and Shields do not protect against collision damage.
Shield Generator Stats by Material
They have 4/3rds the mass and 1/8th the durability of a Hull block, but provide 12.5 times more Shield HP than a hull block of the same material provides in Hull HP.
Shield Generated = vol * 50 * 1,5 ^ material_level
Shield Regenerated = shield generated / 180
|Material||Cost ($)||Hull (hp)||Shield (hp)||Mass (t)||Shield/Mass (hp/t)||Energy Consumption (MW)||Shield/Energy Consumption (hp/W)||Shield/Cost ($/hp)|