Luna’s exclusive shape sensing technology can track the position (location) of an optical fiber along its entire length. This “smart fiber” is minimally intrusive, virtually weightless, and can be used to monitor the dynamic 3D shape of a structure to which it conforms. It can also be embedded or attached to a surface to monitor the dynamic 3D shape independent of temperature or load from the environment.

Unique Benefits of Our Approach

  • High-resolution shape measurements in real time
    • Measures the shape of a <200 micron diameter optical fiber sensor at every point along the sensor
  • Greater than 500 Hz 3D angular measurement in multiple locations (fiber optic encoder)
  • Highly accurate measurements of twist and bend at every point along the sensor
  • Measurements of highly complex shapes

Demonstration Video

Real-Time Shape and Position Sensing

Fiber-optic based distributed sensing

  • Long distance shape sensing
  • Distributed strain and thermal sensing

Fiber-optic based extreme environment

Optical stand-off

  • Remote, non-contact structural health and chem-bio detection

Electrical based sensing elements

Testimonials and Related Documents

Press releases related to Luna’s shape sensing technology include: Luna Awarded Shape Sensing in Underwater Arrays