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.
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|
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.
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.
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).