Expands Luna’s high-definition fiber optic sensing into manufacturing and multi-channel applications
(ROANOKE, VA, December 12, 2017) As the automotive and aerospace industries demand advanced measurement systems to enable lightweight designs, Luna Innovations Incorporated (NASDAQ: LUNA) launches its enhanced ODiSI 6100 proprietary strain and temperature measurement technology for integration into these industrial environments that place strict requirements on scalability, usability, interoperability, and overall system stability.
Unlike traditional electrical strain gages and thermocouples, the ODiSI 6100 Platform (Optical Distributed Sensor Interrogator) employs next generation fiber optic technology for distributed, multi-point, ultrahigh-definition profiling of strain and temperature. ODiSI fiber optic sensors are small, lightweight and economical, enabling greatly reduced cost of sensor installation and the ability to embed sensors directly within materials and structures.
The enhancements included with the ODiSI 6100 strain and temperature measurement platform include minimized per-sensor cost, increased multi-channel capability, increased sensor length, increased speed of output, and real time 3-D data visualization software for computer model calibration.
“Automotive and aerospace R&D and manufacturing teams are incorporating composite and other lightweight materials into new designs at an increasing rate, requiring higher measurement performance in less time,” said Scott Graeff, president and chief executive officer of Luna Innovations. “Luna’s game-changing technology targets this need and addresses the major challenges faced by the aerospace and automotive industries as they incorporate new materials into modern designs.”
The customer feedback-driven ODiSI 6100 Platform now includes integrated, multi-channel capability up to 8 channels, millimeter resolution with up to 38,000 measurement points per channel, sensor length ranges from 2.5 m to 50 m per channel, a new, completely redesigned user interface with intuitive user controls operating on the LinuxTM operating system, and real-time data output at rates up to 250 Hz. Optional 3-D Visualization Software allows strain and temperature data to be integrated seamlessly with CAD models and plotted and manipulated in three dimensions for the ultimate in computer-aided design.
“ODiSI 6100 greatly enhances the engineer’s ability to maximize the performance of critical processes and next generation designs,” Graeff added. “ODiSI fiber optic sensors are small, nearly weightless and carry no electricity so they can go where electrical sensors cannot. With its high channel count, ODiSI 6100 replaces cumbersome and expensive strain gage data acquisition systems with a single, continuous, small form-factor sensor per channel. Because fiber optic sensors can also measure temperature, the ODiSI 6100 is also ideal for continuous, high-definition temperature profiling for industrial processes that rely on precise temperature control.”
Luna will be demonstrating the ODiSI 6100 at the CAMX tradeshow in Orlando, Florida this week in booth G79. More information on the ODiSI 6100 including application case studies and product literature can be found here: http://lunainc.com/product/sensing-solutions/odisi-6100/
Luna Innovations Incorporated (www.lunainc.com) is a leader in optical technology, providing unique capabilities in high speed optoelectronics and high performance fiber optic test products for the telecommunications industry and distributed fiber optic sensing for the aerospace and automotive industries. Luna is organized into two business segments, which work closely together to turn ideas into products: a Technology Development segment and a Products and Licensing segment. Luna’s business model is designed to accelerate the process of bringing new and innovative technologies to market.
The statements in this release that are not historical facts constitute “forward-looking statements” made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements include the company’s expectations regarding the greater performance and new capabilities of the enhanced ODiSI platform, as well as Luna’s strategy to become the leading supplier of sensor testing for testing composites and other advanced materials. Management cautions the reader that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and are subject to a number of both known and unknown risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors. These factors include, without limitation, failure of demand for the company’s products and services to meet expectations, technological challenges and those risks and uncertainties set forth in the company’s periodic reports and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Such filings are available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and on the company’s website at www.lunainc.com. The statements made in this release are based on information available to the company as of the date of this release and Luna undertakes no obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this release.
Dale Messick, CFO
Luna Innovations Incorporated