Embedded Sensors Can Detect Damage in Composites

Combining very high strength with light weight, composite materials are finding their way into more and more structural and cosmetic parts within the aerospace and automotive industries. As composite use grows throughout these industries, efficient and effective methods of non-visual damage detection are needed. To meet this need, Luna has demonstrated that high spatial resolution (0.65 mm) fiber optic strain sensors incorporated into carbon fiber…Read More

TeraMetrix™ multilayer thickness measurement featured at NPE®

While our last post was about our participation in a very focused event concentrating on thin wall packaging, we are now announcing that we will be participating in one of the major plastic industry events. NPE® is a “must-attend” event for a wide array of people from across the plastics supply chain and the end user market.  Held every other year in Orlando, NPE is…Read More

2018 American Coatings Conference

April 10-12, 2018Indiana Convention Center 100 S. Capitol Ave. |  Indianapolis, IN 46225 Luna will be exhibiting at the upcoming 2018 American Coatings Conference. @AC_Show brings industry professionals together to expand their knowledge of the latest technology trends for the coatings industry.   Located at booth 241, Luna will be presenting the CorRES corrosion and coatings evaluation system.  Luna’s evaluation system monitors the real-time performance of…Read More

Designing Safer Inflatable Space Habitats

An important technology for the future of long term space missions is the use of expandable, inflatable space habitats.  Inflatable habitats are key to reducing the weight of space structures, and are not constrained by the size of the launch vehicle.  In order to ensure the reliability of these structures, Luna is working with NASA and the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to research and develop a…Read More

NACE CORROSION 2018

April 16-19, 2018Phoenix Convention Center | Phoenix, AZBooth #1161 Luna will be presenting and exhibiting at the upcoming NACE CORROSION 2018 Conference (http://www.nacecorrosion.org/).  CORROSION 2018 is the world’s largest corrosion conference and exposition.  Each year, this conference welcomes more than 6,000 corrosion engineers, scientists, researchers, technicians, asset owners, inspectors, and other professionals from over 60 countries across the world.  This comprehensive conference is packed with…Read More

New Component Analyzer for Silicon Photonics and PICs

At the OFC 2018 in San Diego recently, we unveiled the newest member of Luna’s family of high-performance test equipment for the lightwave industry.  The LCA 500 Lightwave Component Analyzer combines industry-leading resolution and sensitivity with high speed and simplified setup to deliver a component characterization solution that extends beyond the R&D lab and onto the production floor. High Fidelity IL, RL and PDL The…Read More

Come see our multilayer online demonstration at Thin Wall Packaging

One of the valuable uses of pulsed terahertz technology is the measurement of multiple layers with a single sensor.  By measuring the time delay between the reflections from each layer, and knowing the speed of light, we can accurately determine the thickness of each layer. For multilayer products where the barrier is EVOH, it is critical that the layer be as thin as possible without…Read More

New Measurement System is Multichannel and Real-Time

We recently introduced the newest generation of our distributed strain and temperature measurement platform which is more compact, expands to multiple input channels, and delivers reliable and robust real-time data. Customers are realizing that the ODiSI 6100 delivers a new level of functionality needed to tackle an even wider range of data acquisition applications in the lab, on the production floor, or in the field….Read More

Verifying the Integrity of Composite Adhesive Joints using the ODiSI

Chicken rivets may not sound like a very technical term.  However, it refers to the mechanical fasteners used extensively in the aerospace industry to guarantee the reliability of adhesive bonds of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) materials.   Because adhesive bonds are not very well understood, current certification requirements need proof that should a critical design load be reached, each adhesively bonded joint will not separate and…Read More

The TeraMetrix T-Ray® 5000 Series Intelligent Terahertz Control Unit

The TeraMetrix™ T-Ray® 5000 time-domain terahertz control unit (TCU) is the most capable and best-selling terahertz instrumentation platform to implement industrial process monitoring, non-destructive evaluation, quality control, and spectroscopy applications. Every TeraMetrix instrumentation configuration consists of a T-Ray 5000 TCU controlling one or more terahertz sensor or scanner accessories.  Available sensors and scanner accessories include: T-Gauge® – Industrial Process Monitoring and Control – multi-layer non-woven sheet…Read More