Hi-Rel Electronic Design

LaunchPoint’s activity in high-reliability electronic systems is lead by Larry Yount. Prior to joining LaunchPoint, Larry developed some of the most sophisticated methods for reliable electronics in the design of the Boeing 787 fly-by-wire system as a Technical Fellow at Honeywell. The 787 flight controls command actuators on control surfaces via electrical conductors rather than hydraulics. The rate of hazardous errors in this fly-by-wire system is less than 1 in a billion hours. Mr. Yount has applied these methods to LaunchPoint’s artificial heart designs and is currently designing hi-reliability battery management systems for Li-ion batteries which are safety critical in electric vehicles.