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[[Image:Mobile emitter.jpg|thumb|The mobile emitter]]
 
[[Image:Mobile emitter.jpg|thumb|The mobile emitter]]
The '''autonomous self-sustaining mobile holo-emitter''' or in short '''mobile emitter''', a device used by [[The Doctor]] aboard {{USS|Voyager}}, originated in the [[29th century]]. ''Voyager'' obtained the emitter in [[1996]] [[Los Angeles]] from [[Henry Starling]], who had taken it from the ''[[Aeon]]'', a [[Starfleet]] [[timeship]], following its crash-landing in [[1967]].
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The '''autonomous self-sustaining mobile holo-emitter''' (in short: '''mobile emitter''') is a piece of [[29th century]] technology designed to remotely power and enable a single holographic instance away from in-garrisoned [[holoemitter]]s. Constructed of a [[poly-deutonic alloy]] unknown to [[24th century]] science, the mobile emitter is approximately the size of a human palm. <!-- I would love to get a better size reference here! --> ({{VOY|Renaissance Man}})
   
The emitter is a small palm-sized device composed of an unknown 29th-century poly-deutonic alloy that permits the use of a [[hologram]] in areas where normal [[holoemitter]]s are not available. Typically, the [[holoprogram]] in question is downloaded to the emitter from a [[starship]]'s [[computer]]. It generates the [[photon]]s and [[force field]]s necessary to allow the hologram to touch and interact with the environment it is in. ({{VOY|Future's End, Part II}}).
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==Origins==
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Owned by [[Henry Starling]] in [[1996]], the emitter was either aboard the appropriated ''[[Aeon]]'' [[timeship]], or derived from the technology therein. Starling used the emitter to grant mobility to his captive, [[the Doctor]], while the latter was displaced in time. After being returned to the 24th century by Captain [[Braxton]], the {{USS|Voyager}} was allowed to retain the anachronistic mobile emitter, granting the Doctor a newfound mobility and utility beyond ''Voyager''{{'}}s sickbay. ({{VOY|Future's End, Part II}})
   
The emitter gave The Doctor a newfound freedom, allowing him to leave [[sickbay]] and interact with the [[crew]] on a more regular and social basis.
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==Usage==
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The mobile emitter is a wholly self-contained holographic projector, generating the [[photon]]s and [[force field]]s necessary to allow a hologram to physically interact with its environment. The emitter is either affixed to the exterior of the active holoprogram and thereby visible, or it can be covered or enveloped by the program, effectively hiding it from view. ({{VOY|Renaissance Man}})
   
Transferring a program from an average [[starship]]'s [[computer core]] to the emitter and back again is a simple procedure, and could even be done by a voice command. However, this caused problems at times, most notably when the emitter was stolen by the reprogrammed [[EMH]] of the {{USS|Equinox}} and used to impersonate his ''Voyager'' counterpart until his return (the Doctor destroyed this EMH upon his return and reclaimed the mobile emitter by himself). ({{VOY|Equinox|Equinox, Part II}})
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===Compatability===
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Eminently compatable with 24th century [[United Federation of Planets|Federation]] technology, stored [[holographic program]]s (active and inactive) can be transferred to and from the emitter with ease—as simply as a voice command. ({{VOY|Renaissance Man}})
   
The emitter was briefly stolen from ''Voyager'' in [[2374]] by an [[alien]] [[species]], along with several other [[technology|technological]] items. It was quickly recovered by the ''Voyager'' crew, with the assistance of a hologram of [[Leonardo Da Vinci]] who was using the emitter. ({{VOY|Concerning Flight}})
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The mobile emitter's internal power source can also interact with a variety of other technologies to function as an impromptu battery. The Doctor's emitter was kept offline in [[2375]] while stranded inside a [[subspace sinkhole]] in the event it would be needed for emergency power. 15 years later (in an alternate [[2390]]), after the emitter was rescued from the derelict ''Voyager'', [[Harry Kim]] used it to power a stolen [[Borg]] [[temporal transmitter]]. ({{VOY|Gravity|Timeless}})
   
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Several Federation-designed holoprograms have interfaced with the Doctor's mobile emitter without difficulty, including the [[Emergency Medical Hologram|EMH]] from the {{USS|Equinox}}, a holoprogram of [[Leonardo da Vinci]], and [[Reginald Barclay]]'s [[Reginald Barclay (hologram)|hologram of himself]]. ({{VOY|Equinox|Equinox, Part II|Concerning Flight|Inside Man}})
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===Untoward functionality===
 
[[Image:Borgified mobile emitter.jpg|thumb|The mobile emitter assimilates a console]]
 
[[Image:Borgified mobile emitter.jpg|thumb|The mobile emitter assimilates a console]]
In [[2375]] the mobile emitter was infected with [[nanoprobe]]s in a [[transporter]] accident. The [[assimilation|assimilated]] emitter sampled [[Mulcahey]]'s [[DNA]] as the template for an advanced, [[29th century]] [[Borg drone]] that came to be known as [[One]]. The mobile emitter was embedded in One's [[brain]] and could not be removed without killing the drone. One later allowed himself to die for fear that his existence would summon the Borg and the emitter was returned to The Doctor. ({{VOY|Drone}})
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In 2375, a [[Transporter#Transporter accidents|transporter accident]] resulted in the Doctor's mobile emitter being contaminated with nanoprobes. The probes assimilated the emitter, and after sampling [[Ensign]] [[Mulcahey]]'s [[DNA]], it built a [[maturation chamber]] and ultimately became embedded in the [[central cortex]] of a highly-advanced [[Borg drone]], designated [[One]]. After One's death, the mobile emitter was retrieved and returned to the Doctor for his use. ({{VOY|Drone}})
 
The mobile emitter could also be used as a [[power]] source. In an [[alternate timeline]], when the {{USS|Challenger|NCC-71099}} knocked the ''[[Delta Flyer]]'''s power off-line, [[Harry Kim]] used The Doctor's emitter to power a [[temporal transmitter]]. ({{VOY|Timeless}})
 
 
When [[Lieutenant junior grade|Lieutenant]] [[Tom Paris|Paris]], [[Lieutenant]] [[Tuvok]], and The Doctor were stuck on a [[planet]] in a [[gravity sinkhole]], they kept the Doctor off line for weeks at a time, using his emitter as a "battery". ({{VOY|Gravity}})
 
 
The emitter is "worn" by the hologram, typically on the exterior of any generated clothing, and is made from a [[polydeutonic]] alloy unknown to the [[24th century]]. ({{VOY|Renaissance Man}}) If desired, the hologram can be extended over the emitter itself, making it effectively invisible. ({{VOY|Live Fast and Prosper|Renaissance Man}})
 
 
The Doctor believed Starfleet could replicate his emitter for other holograms when his program was nearly failing. ({{VOY|Renaissance Man}})
 
   
 
== Appendices ==
 
== Appendices ==
 
=== Apocrypha ===
 
=== Apocrypha ===
Another version of the Mobile Emitter was seen in the book, ''[[Homecoming]]''. In the book, Henry Bates (a holographic sympathizer) created an emitter about the size of a briefcase.
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Another version of the mobile emitter was in the novel ''[[Homecoming]]''. In the book, Henry Bates, a holographic-rights sympathizer, creates a functionally equivalent emitter about the size of a briefcase. (''[[Homecoming]]'')
   
=== External link ===
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=== External links ===
 
* {{NCwiki}}
 
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Mobile emitter

The mobile emitter

The autonomous self-sustaining mobile holo-emitter (in short: mobile emitter) is a piece of 29th century technology designed to remotely power and enable a single holographic instance away from in-garrisoned holoemitters. Constructed of a poly-deutonic alloy unknown to 24th century science, the mobile emitter is approximately the size of a human palm. (VOY: "Renaissance Man")

Origins

Owned by Henry Starling in 1996, the emitter was either aboard the appropriated Aeon timeship, or derived from the technology therein. Starling used the emitter to grant mobility to his captive, the Doctor, while the latter was displaced in time. After being returned to the 24th century by Captain Braxton, the USS Voyager was allowed to retain the anachronistic mobile emitter, granting the Doctor a newfound mobility and utility beyond Voyager's sickbay. (VOY: "Future's End, Part II")

Usage

The mobile emitter is a wholly self-contained holographic projector, generating the photons and force fields necessary to allow a hologram to physically interact with its environment. The emitter is either affixed to the exterior of the active holoprogram and thereby visible, or it can be covered or enveloped by the program, effectively hiding it from view. (VOY: "Renaissance Man")

Compatability

Eminently compatable with 24th century Federation technology, stored holographic programs (active and inactive) can be transferred to and from the emitter with ease—as simply as a voice command. (VOY: "Renaissance Man")

The mobile emitter's internal power source can also interact with a variety of other technologies to function as an impromptu battery. The Doctor's emitter was kept offline in 2375 while stranded inside a subspace sinkhole in the event it would be needed for emergency power. 15 years later (in an alternate 2390), after the emitter was rescued from the derelict Voyager, Harry Kim used it to power a stolen Borg temporal transmitter. (VOY: "Gravity", "Timeless")

Several Federation-designed holoprograms have interfaced with the Doctor's mobile emitter without difficulty, including the EMH from the USS Equinox, a holoprogram of Leonardo da Vinci, and Reginald Barclay's hologram of himself. (VOY: "Equinox", "Equinox, Part II", "Concerning Flight", "Inside Man")

Untoward functionality

Borgified mobile emitter

The mobile emitter assimilates a console

In 2375, a transporter accident resulted in the Doctor's mobile emitter being contaminated with nanoprobes. The probes assimilated the emitter, and after sampling Ensign Mulcahey's DNA, it built a maturation chamber and ultimately became embedded in the central cortex of a highly-advanced Borg drone, designated One. After One's death, the mobile emitter was retrieved and returned to the Doctor for his use. (VOY: "Drone")

Appendices

Apocrypha

Another version of the mobile emitter was in the novel Homecoming. In the book, Henry Bates, a holographic-rights sympathizer, creates a functionally equivalent emitter about the size of a briefcase. (Homecoming)

External links

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