Transporter operations consist of four major stages:
Target Scan and Coordinate Lock: Programming of destination coordinates, range and relative motion scanning, confirmation of suitable enviornmental conditions, and diagnostic procedures.
Energize and Dematerialize: Molecular imaging scanners derive a realtime quantum-resolution pattern image, while energizing and phase transition coils convert the subject into a debonded matter stream.
Pattern Buffer Doppler Compensation: The matter stream is held in a pattern buffer, compensating for Doppler shift.
Matter Stream Transmission: Point of departure from ship through one of multiple pad arrays to transport destination.