Upcoming Webinar with Zeus Industrial Products

Zeus Industrial Products partnered with Luna Innovations to evaluate PEEK coating for optical fiber. The PEEK was applied using an enhanced coating process developed by Zeus. Testing was done using Luna’s OBR 4600 to assess the effects of the PEEK coating process on the fibers signal attenuation.  Test results showed that the Zeus PEEK coated fiber performed at least as well as – and in…Read More

Introducing the ODiSI-B 5.0

  Today we introduced major enhancements to our ODiSI platform that provide valuable new capabilities to better measure strain and temperature. To keep pace with tomorrow, you need advanced technology in order to test advanced technology. Are you ready? Advanced materials are creating new challenges in the lab as well as on the production floor. While testing metals is easy, the anisotropic characteristics of composite…Read More

Characterizing devices with the OVA 5000 – Accelerating R&D in Silicon Photonics

The OVA 5000 – Speeding Development of Silicon Photonics Research The Luna OVA 5000 has many features and capabilities that can dramatically reduce laboratory test time in the pursuit of Silicon Photonics research. One of the more significant, yet often overlooked, capabilities is the OVA’s ability to measure a device’s linear transfer function and then derive a wide variety of industry standard parameters with a…Read More

You Can’t Fix What You Can’t See – Luna’s OBR 4600 Enables Unprecedented Visibility into Silicon Photonics Designs

At the recent OFC show in Anaheim California, Luna Innovations showcased how their OBR 4600 reflectometer helps advance research in the field of Silicon Photonics.  Working with the Blumenthal and Bowers Optoelectronics Research Groups at the University of California Santa Barbara, Luna Innovations demonstrated how the OBR 4600 can be used to determine the distributed loss across a 1 meter spiral delay line fabricated on…Read More

We’ll be at OFC 2016

As always, we’re going to be exhibiting at OFC again this year and we hope to see you there!         Visit us at booth #1341 We will be demonstrating our optical technologies, including our Component Analyzers, Reflectometers, and Tunable Lasers. Why you should stop by… Our solutions offer substantial cost and time savings in development, production and maintenance; providing the most comprehensive,…Read More

Validating composite spring designs with high definition fiber optic sensing (HD-FOS)

July 2015 Vehicle Dynamics International Magazine – presents a case study using composites in automotive suspension design In the July 2015 issue of Vehicle Dynamics International magazine, the author of the article ‘Lightest Touch’ asks if using composites within an automotive chassis is the key to achieving EU and US mileage targets. The article presents a case study of a light weighting program for the…Read More

SHM of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s) Using Embedded High Definition Fiber Optic Sensing (HD-FOS)

Embedded fiber sensors as an alternate approach to structural validation of composite structures At the September 2015 International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring (IWSHM) held at Stanford University, a paper was presented [1] detailing how distributed fiber optic sensing using Rayleigh backscatter could be used as a practical and effective means to validate the structural integrity of a fleet of High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE)…Read More

Luna Innovations high definition fiber optic sensing is the ideal solution to measure strain and temperature on printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA’s)

Market trends driving electronics manufacturers to include FE analysis and strain testing of PCBA’s As machinery becomes increasingly sophisticated the reliance on electronic controls is growing.  The building block of any electronic control system is the PCBA and these can be found everywhere; in home appliances, automobiles, wind turbines, data centers and personal computers. Although taken for granted, the orderly functioning of our every day…Read More

HD-FOS helping to integrate composites into the design and validation frame work for the aerospace industry

  Luna Innovations will be speaking at the September 22nd JEC Forums (Boston) conference, titled “Validating Composite Design using High Definition Fiber Optic Sensing (HD-FOS)”.  The presentation specifically targets how HD-FOS can help to advance the integration of composites into the design and validation framework of aircraft production.  Composites now make up 50% of the material used in the latest generation of commercial aircraft. With…Read More

Embedded fiber optic sensing of composite-overwrapped pressure vessels

  Luna Innovations will be presenting a paper at the upcoming CAMX show titled “In-Situ SHM of Composite-Overwrapped Pressure Vessels”.  The paper is a collaboration with Structural Composites Industries (SCI), a leading commercial and military supplier of composite overwrapped pressure vessels (COPV), and demonstrates a novel approach to structural health monitoring (SHM) of air flasks using embedded high definition fiber optic sensing (HD-FOS) technology. Luna’s…Read More