Hi folks I wanted to provide you with a detailed update on our company HyperV Technologies Corp. and its future. HyperJet Fusion Corporation www.hyperjetfusion.com was established in May of 2017, and is in the process of merging with HyperV Technologies Corp. of Chantilly, Virginia U.S.A. The primary technical goal of HyperJet Fusion Corporation is the rapid development of a safe, clean and economical approach to utility scale fusion energy. If fusion energy can be developed in a timely manner, it can be a major clean energy solution to the urgent environmental and resource scarcity problems of our time. Fusion is the ultimate form of green baseload power that uses a fuel with near-zero cost (deuterium from sea water and lithium, a common mineral) and minimal environmental impact. Unlike nuclear fission, fusion fuel has easily manageable short lived low level radioactivity with no weapon proliferation concerns.
You may be aware that a number of fusion energy concepts and approaches are being pursued, and that research conducted in the private sector is increasing. Humans may eventually find a number of ways to make fusion work for energy. However, the team which also possesses a fusion approach that (1) has a low-cost driver, and (2) lends itself to rapid learning, will be the team most likely to achieve fusion first and gain the critical first-mover advantage. The fusion approach that HyperJet Fusion is developing has been known as Plasma-Jet driven Magneto-Inertial Fusion (PJMIF). Since hypersonic jets play a key role in the fusion scheme, we are renaming the fusion approach hyperjet fusion, hence the name of our company.
At the core of the hyperjet fusion approach is a plasma liner that implodes and ignites a magnetized target plasma. The plasma liner is formed by the merging of a spherical array of plasma jets. There are potentially several ways of launching these plasma jets. Presently, we are using coaxial plasma guns with contoured shaped electrodes. Unlike lasers, coaxial plasma guns do not require expensive complex optics or ultra-fast pulsed power technology. The hyperjet fusion open geometry and moderate reactor size allow for convenient and relatively low-cost diagnostic access. In contrast to other magneto-inertial fusion approaches, the driver is located with sufficient standoff distance from the pulsed fusion explosion and thus avoids any hardware destruction. These features allow hyperjet fusion experiments to be conducted at low cost with high shot rates, enabling rapid resolution of technical issues (rapid learning) and thus rapid R&D development. The ability to use highly repetitive rates (~1 Hz) in the eventual power reactor will lead to high utilization factor of the reactor and thus low capital cost of the power plant.
The President and CEO of HyperJet Fusion is Dr. Y. C. Francis Thio who is the inventor of both hyperjet fusion and the contour-gap coaxial plasma gun that is used as the reactor plasma driver. HyperJet Fusion Corporation continues to build on the pioneering development conducted at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and HyperV Technologies Corp. HyperJet Fusion has inherited all the facilities, equipment and personnel developed by HyperV Technologies for PJMIF. Additionally, the founder and President of HyperV Technologies Corp. Dr. F. Douglas Witherspoon, is now the Vice President and COO of HyperJet Fusion.
In addition to plasma guns providing spacecraft electric propulsion, which was studied under this Kickstarter project with your generous support, an advanced modified Hyperjet fusion reactor also has potential to provide a large crewed spacecraft with tremendous amounts of both electrical power and propulsion. In fact the energy density of the deuterium and tritium fusion fuel is sufficiently high and the possibility of very high specific jet power enabled by direct conversion of fusion energy into thrust to theoretically support hyperjet fusion interplanetary space missions.
We will be certain to keep all of you updated as things progress with our new endeavor.