Inertial Damping System

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The Inertial Damping System (IDF) works in parallel with Structural Integrity Field (SIF). The IDF works to generates a controlled series of variable symmetry force fields that serve to absorb the inertial forces of spaceflight.

Flux generation for the IDF is provide by generators consisting of a cluster of twelve 500 MW graviton polarity sources feeding a pair of 150 millicochrane subspace field distortion amplifiers. These generators are distributed throughout the interior volume of the ship. The output of the generators is distributed via a network of molybdenum jacketed triphase wave guides before being conducted through synthetic gravity plates. The plates are constructed of thoronium arkenide encased in anicium titnide 454.

The IDF maintains a field of 75 millicochrane throughout the habitable volume of the spacecraft. There is a field differential that is limited to 5.26 nanocochranes/meter. Data for control of the IDF is derived from the Flight Controller normal course corrections can be undertaken without any observable lag in the IDF field. When the acceleration effects are anticipated, this field is distorted along a vector diametrically opposed to the velocity change. Thereby absorbing the inertial potential. There is a characteristic lag time for the shifting of the IDF direction and intensity. This lag varies with the net acceleration involved but averages 295 milliseconds for normal impulse maneuvers. The IDF field lag is most noticeable when situations such as sudden maneuvers or externally caused accelerations occur. During such instances the crew will experience the effects of the sudden acceleration that can cause them to loose balance and or fall possibly causing injury in the most server cases.