Adaptive Signature Burst (ASB), Adaptive Signature Launcher (ASL), Name pending (NP)
Signature Beacon (SB)
New research job
Directional scan changes
It will cost some capacitor to perform a directional scan. The cost is based on range of scan and angle. NP can be used to lower the amount of cap each scan requires.
Scan probe changes
Using scan probes to pin point player signatures will become simpler but the ASB will allow players to make themselves seem like something they are not and the ASL can be used to launch temporary beacons that emit specific ship signatures around the place.
The ASB will cost a trivial amount of cap to run and it requires a Signature Script which can be made from BPOs as well as reverse engineered from repacked ships. No items are lost in the process and the scripts are reusable.
The ASL will launch SB’s from your ship inventory with the Signature Script that it currently has loaded. They will emit the specific signature from that specific location for some time. That is all.
This is a brain storm and it would require professional development to become fully fledged out not only so that it becomes fun/useful and not annoying, but also in a way that makes it simple to implement. Have a nice day.
Inspired by Ship mimicking other hull types