How about giving Starbases the ability to do Tachyon Sweeps?
This could also be used in PvE, but I think it would add an interesting Dynamic to PvP. Every Minute or so, a Starbase would do a Tachyon Sweep within a certain radius (lets say 30km), which would effectively cover a good portion of friendly territory. Any ship caught in this detection range would be immediately discovered for a period of 5 to 10 seconds.
To counter, since it's on a timer, players could retreat out of range and re-enter when safe.
I believe such a thing could prove interesting to future PvE and PvP maps, especially when Open PvP is added. It could prove a tool for Federation ships that isn't with a Science Ship to prevent being ambushed.
Either that or add small sattelites to the station that orbit it, regularly scan and can de destroyed but respawn after a while.
This could be used as part of mission so you can attack and create gaps in the network.
For example you could be tasked with defending them on the Fed side, or to attack them, create a gap for a group of allied ships to slip through while you lure the defending enemy ships away.