The Organian Peace Treaty has collapsed, and the Federation is at war with the Krygon Empire. As commander of the Starship U.S.S. Protector MCC-1700 X, your job is to wipe out the Krygon invasion fleet and make the galaxy safe for democracy.
Your battleground is the entire galaxy, which is divided up into eight rows of eight quadrants each, like a checkerboard. Rows are numbered from top to bottom, and columns are numbered left to right, so quadrant 1,8 would be in the upper right hand corner of the galaxy.
During battle you will be concerned only with those enemies that occupy the same quadrant as yourself. Quadrants are divided up into sectors: eight rows of eight sectors each. Sectors are numbered in the same way as quadrants, so the sector in the upper right corner is sector 1,8. You have a short-range scanner which allows you to look at the entire quadrant in a single display.