Transporter

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  • History
    • Vulcan transporters established well before 22nd century
    • Emory Erickson begins development into human transporters 2120
    • First cargo transporter completed 2139, research continues into personnel transporter (ENT: "Daedalus")
      • Installed in ECS vessels shortly after
    • Erickson personnel transporter completed 2151 (ENT: "Broken Bow")
    • Transporter technology spreads through trade to other races in Sol-local space
    • Single-bit error rematerialization issue discovered 2162 (ENT Novel: A Choice of Futures)
      • Starfleet policy sets transporters as emergency use only until issue is resolved
    • Starfleet Mark I transporters developed
      • Improvements include enhancements to error correction resolving single-bit transposition issue
    • Transporter psychosis first diagnosed 2209, Delinia II (TNG: "Realm of Fear")
    • Transporters re-established in general use by 2255 (TOS: "The Cage")
    • Starfleet Mark IV transporters begin production 2312
      • Improvements include development of multiplex pattern buffer, eliminating transporter psychosis (TNG: "Realm of Fear")
    • Starfleet Mark VI transporters begin production 2356 (DS9: "Family Business")
    • Starfleet Mark VII transporters begin production 2369 (DS9: "Family Business")
      • Improvements include enhancements to phase transition inhibitor allowing transport of unstable biomatter in the proper configuration (DS9: "Family Business")