If you have a stealth skill of 5, and somebody searching for you has a perception skill of 5,
then that means it is impossible for you to be detected because your stealth skill is
always equal to or greater than the sensor power of that character, right?
A skill cannot be increased above 5. Items are supposed to be modified to give equation bonuses rather than skill level increases.
There is supposed to be a random element to the stealth equation so that there is always a chance of someone with equal perception spotting you. The information on the Character Skills page says something different from the Scanning page, and I'm not sure which - if either - accurately reflects what is coded.
"May the Grace of Ara go with you, and His Vengeance be wrought upon your enemies."
I have a feeling that stealth skill doesn't matter to ships sensors. I know I've been in a sensor 1 ship and seen people but when I've popped out I cannot see them. What their stealth level was I am unsure.