TrueClot® Hemorrhage Control Training Products to be demonstrated at EMS Today

Michael J. Danilich, PhD, Director of Research, Technology Development DivisionBrad Day, Associate Scientist, Biomedical Technologies Group Luna Innovations will be demonstrating TrueClot® hemorrhage simulation and training products in booth #3132 at the EMS Today Exposition on February 25th – 27th.  EMS Today is the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) Conference and Exposition, and it draws EMS experts from across the United States and around the world. …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

Non-invasive longitudinal tracking of stem cells to advance cell therapy

Jeffrey Struss Associate Scientist, Nanomaterials Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is one of the most commonly used non-invasive imaging techniques in medicine. Allowing the clinician to visualize the structure of the tissues inside the body in high resolution without the need for vivisection.  With the dramatic enhancements to in vivo imaging and the growth of cellular-based therapeutics, the need to track cells as they travel, over…Read More

Early and reliable detection of organ injury biomarkers using NANOenhanced SPRi technology

Jennifer Miller and Lance Li Luna’s Nanomaterials Group What are biomarkers and why are they important?  Biomarkers are measurable indicators of the presence and extent of a disease process in the body, reflecting an interaction between a biological system in the body and a potential hazard. These indicators can be a number of different substances including nucleic acids, proteins and small molecules (Figure 1). Testing…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’s TrueClot® Line Provides an Affordable, Realistic Training Experience to Support Obama Administration and NAEMT Training Initiatives

Michael J. Danilich, PhD Director of Research, Technology Development Division On Tuesday, October 6, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched “Stop the Bleed,” a campaign to provide ordinary citizen bystanders with the tools and know-how to stop life-threatening bleeding in the event of an emergency. As stated on the “Stop The Bleed” website, “no matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders…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

T-11-The parachute with a sleeve. Made in the USA.

Mary Slaughter Asociate Scientist, Advanced Materials Group Have you ever considered skydiving? Army paratroopers routinely jump from aircraft using a T-11 parachute system that is the next generation in non steerable parachute systems in use by the United States Armed Forces.  This system is comprised of a 38 pound main chute and harness along with a 15 pound reserve assembly plus full combat equipment, designed…Read More