Business Plan

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What is a shot? In sports and in coffee shops a shot may refer to espresso shot, whiskey short. In medicine, injection is a shot. In hunting and military ops, firing a gun is a shot. In experimental science, we fire a machine, rather the switches… so in essence we fire a shot. A “shot” is an iterative or additive instance of an experimental project. We describe our expectations in units of “shots” and not in time units because we can only predict the outcomes based on collective shots data.

 

Milestones

 

FF-1 – Experimental Device Achievements

 
What We Have Done so Far Cumulative Shots Since Start of Project
0.1 J fusion yield 300
1.8 billion C temperature 1,000
Switches firing together 1,200
Identified impurity problem 1,500
Design of monolithic tungsten electrodes as impurity solution 1,800
Identification of runaway electron problem, solutions 1,900
Identification of oxygen problem, solutions 1,930
0.25 J fusion yield 2,090
2.8 billion C temperature 2,140
 

Since Start of FF-2B

 
Development Tasks and Milestones Cumulative Shots from Present Time Achieved
1. Demonstrate achievement of low impurity 100 ACHIEVED ✓ 75 shots
2. Demonstrate 10 J Fusion yield 200
3. Demonstrate continued scaling of yield with current 300
4. Demonstrate 100-fold increase of density 400
5. Install and test heating and other equipment for hydrogen-boron fuel 500
6. Test increased current with upgrade of power supply 600
7. Tests with hydrogen-boron partial gas 700
8. Demonstrate 100 J fusion yield with hydrogen-boron 800
9. Demonstrate 1,000 J fusion yield 900
10. Tests with pure hydrogen-boron fuel 1,000
11. Demonstrate scientific feasibility, net energy output 1,300
 

Road Map

 

Phase I:

Build on progress of past 3 years and continue enhancing LPPF’s DPF research device Focus Fusion – 1 until it has achieved Fusion Breakeven Milestone.

With adequate funding LPPF projects net fusion output in 1–2 years. Having proved feasibility, assemble grants and investment capital to fund Phase II.

Phase II:

Expand staff and facilities and begin engineering development of a prototype continuously operating Focus Fusion generator. Contract out some system development to engineering companies with best in class expertise in necessary technologies. Add to patents/intellectual property. Estimated duration 3–4 years.

Phase III:

Negotiate non exclusive licensing agreements with several large international high tech companies to manufacture LPPF design fusion power units. LPPF will provide consulting services to licensees as they refine their commercial designs prior to mass production. At some time in Phase III LPPF expects to engage an investment bank to manage an Initial Public Offering (IPO).