A pilot's ability to assimilate information from the ship's surrounding environment and formulate a response action.
Perception measures a pilot's ability to assimilate sensory information from the surrounding environment and formulate effective actions in response. Intuitively determining the orientation of objects in three-dimensional space relative to fixed or moving reference points, and measuring object motion characteristics such as vector, speed, and trajectory within this space; both of these are functions of Perception. Assessing the temporo-spatial relationship between two or more objects is a critical component of battlefield tactical awareness, and the speed with which this data can be processed thus determines overall reaction time and effectiveness in combat. Perception is the primary attribute in the training of Gunnery, Missile Launcher Operation, and Spaceship Command skills. It is also a secondary attribute for Spaceship Command, Drones, and Navigation skills.
notes: Perception does not increase the chances of achieving success during the application of skills, only how quickly the skills that depend on it are trained.