“It's commonly referred to as the "Molecular Relay." I don't understand all the science behind it, but it works. De-materializes you in one place, re-materializes you in another. I'm sure it sounds crazy, but it's a reality.”— Brian Virgil
Once the signal interceptor has been powered up, any contact made between the player character and the interceptor will stop all movement. Then it will teleport the Sole Survivor to the Institute and the quest, The Molecular Level will end, thus starting a faction-specific quest and Institutionalized.
All objects that require a power source must be connected to the same power grid.