I have been reading that there is a lot destruction taking place just to satisfy the needs of the increasing influx of ore and minerals into the market.
To create a new demand that the refineries and miners would have to keep up their mining even more vigorously, I suggest a new method protecting a ship that would create the demand for more resources.
The idea involves the three aspects of a ships protective layers:
When fitting the new system for each layer a second fitting screen would need to be created in order to fit the Passive modules.
Each ship type would have its own Secondary Systems layout. I will use the Typhoon as an example:
For the Typhoon the secondary fitting slot layout would be:
Medium (Shield or Armor more so armor) 2 slots
Low (Shield or Armor more so armor) 3 slots
A medium slot module as a secondary system could be:
Large Shield Extender Reinforcement Structure - Would add an additional 5% to shield HP and 2% to structural HP. /Drawback -2% to velocity
Adaptive Invulnerability Field Reinforcement Strcuture - Would add 1% to all four shield resistances and a 2% bonus to hull HP/ Drawback -5% to velocity
Large Cap Battery Reinforcement Structure - Would add an additional 5% to hull HP. / Drawback -2 % to velocity
Sensor Booster Reinforcement Structure - Would add an additional 2% to hull HP / Drawback -1% to velocity.
1600 mm Steel Plate Reinforcement Structure - Would add an additional 15% to armor HP and 5% to hull hit points / Drawback - 5% in velocity
Damage Control Reinforcement Structure - Would add an additional 5% to shield, armor and hull resistances and a 2% to armor and hull HP / Drawback -5% in velocity.
Only one type of module for secondary systems could be fit to a ship at a time.
The increase in module manufacturing to support secondary structural reinforcement will like I said keep the miners and refineries vigorously working to produce and replace the secondary modules that are lost due to combat.
The minerals from the planets in the Abyss sites would be where the minerals for the production of the modules would come from by combining a size able amount of normal space minerals with the Abyss minerals to create a single unit minerals needed to manufacture the reinforcement module from.