TARDIS Technical Index

Mean Free Path Tracker

Using data collected from the Interstitial Antenna, the Tracker uses the Heisenberg Focusing Device (also known as the Zig-Zag Plotter) to show a TARDIS's planned path through the Space-Time Vortex. It presents cosmic graphics that allow the operator to spot approaching turbulence in a TARDIS's flight path by displaying the position and direction of movement of temporal particlesoutside the TARDIS. When turbulence is expected it is recommend that the blue stabilizers be activated to preserve gravitational stability in the control room.

If the Time Lord wishes they can directly view the cosmic graphic of the wormhole outside the TARDIS using the Eyepiece which is set into the console. This is sometimes done in the case of scanner failure.

Color Key

The following color code is used:

  • Black: For information from the TV Series, including Dimensions in Time, and 1996 TV Movie.
  • Blue: For information from the Novels and Audios including Target, Virgin, BCC, and Big Finish.
  • Green: For information from 'licensed' reference sources such as the Technical Manual, Doctor Who Magazine, and the Role Playing Games.
  • Red: For information from unofficial sources -The Faction Paradox series, behind the scenes interviews, author's speculation, and popular fan belief.
  • The TARDIS Technical Index is copyright Will B Swift.

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