Inertial dampers

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Inertial dampers are a system used on almost all starships to counter the effects of rapid acceleration/deceleration of a vessel by sustaining and absorbing the natural inertia of a vessel as it either moves through space or if it is under attack from another vessel. They allow ships to achieve acceleration that would produce forces that would otherwise crush a person.

Although the inertial dampers are activated by default, the crew can enable/disable and configure the strength of them manually.

Mechanism

The inertial damping phenomenon is a side effect from the use of artificial gravity technology and gravimetric engines, which results in external force having virtually no effect on the crew or objects inside a vessel using this technology.