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enables the almost instant transfer of personal, cargo and other items over
large distances, although this range is limited.
Below is a breakdown of the Transporter system.
This is the protected
volume within which the subject is de/re-materialised. The chamber platform
is elevated above floor level to reduce the possibility of dangerous static
This is where the Transporter Technician to program the transporter system. The three sliders on the original console have been replaced with three pressure sensitive bars on ships with the modern LCARS system.
computer subprocessor is located to one side of the transport chamber. It
monitors and manages the operation of all the transporter's systems.
Primary Energizing Coils
Located at the
top of the transport chamber these coils create the Annular Confinement Beam
(ACB) which creates a spatial matrix within which the de/re-materialise process
occurs. A secondary field holds the transport subject in the ACB, as a disruption
of the ACB during the early stages of dematerialization can result in a massive
Phase Transition Coils
quark manipulation field devices accomplishes the de/rematerialization process
by partially decoupling the binding energy between subatomic particles.
Molecular Imaging Scanners
Each upper pad
incorporates 4 redundant sets of 0.0012µ molecular imaging scanners
at 90º intervals around the primary pad axis. Each scanner is offset
3.5 arc seconds from the ACB axis, permitting realtime derivation of analogue
quantum state data using a series of dedicated Heisenberg compensators. This
quantum state data is not used when transporting objects on molecular resolution.
tokamak device delays transmission of the matter stream so that the Doppler
compensators can correct for relative motion between the emitter array and
the target. A single pattern buffer is shared between each pair of transporter
chambers. Operating rules require at least one additional pattern buffer to
be available in the system for possible emergency shunting. In emergency situautions,
the pattern buffer is capable of holding the entire matter stream for up to
420 seconds before pattern degradation occurs.
only in transport to a ship, this device scans the incoming matter stream
looking for patterns corresponding to known viral and bacteriological patterns.
Upon detection of such a pattern it is removed from the incoming matter stream.
A set of about
15 of these are located throughout the ship's sensor arrays. These devices
determine the transport co-ordinates, including bearing, range and relative