TARDIS Technical Index

Auto-Gravity System

Auto-gravity system

This system can use the Internal Gravity Compensators to create a stable gravity field within a TARDIS regardless of the exterior gravity field. It can compensate even if positioned on the surface of a neutron star.

The Attitude Control automatically uses the pitch gyroscopic stabilizer, pitch stabilizer, and the Internal Gravity Compensators to act as inertial dampers to prevent serious damage due to acceleration/gravity disruption. The corridors have an anti-grav function so it is difficult to hurt oneself by tripping. It should be noted the system is not foolproof, and injury or death can still result from bad falls.

Normally this system automatically adjusts the gravity, within
reason,
while in the Vortex to acclimatize the crew to the local gravity of the destination. The telepathic circuits prevent the crew from noticing these changes. It might be possible for the crew to be given a non-gravitational existence that would persist outside the TARDIS. The gravity can be manually controlled and the setting of individual rooms can be configured separately. The Internal gravity can be increased to the point where it will kill a Time Lord.

Some Type 40's had intermittent faults in their Attitude Control resulting in damage and injury from exterior acceleration/gravity disruption. The operator can compensate for this by frequently re-setting the pitch stabilizer's manual control to automatic.

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