A TARDIS leaves temporary wakes and time ripples in the Vortex during travel. To ensure safe travel the TARDIS uses the helmic regulator to set up the proper Boolean constraints to regulate the Planck-Collapse within the Vortex, and stabilize the chronon beam to avoid complete overload of the Time Spiral's polyhelixes on the macrotransablative level. While the regulator normally works automatically there is a manual control on the console which can override the navigational instruments. This control is quite sensitive and rotating it will change the timeship's course through the Vortex, sending it thousands of years off course.
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.