Redefining how we access space: Luna coating on first ever Venture Class Launch Services mission

Adam Goff, Senior Research Scientist When developing new technologies for use in outer space missions, companies and researchers are challenged to evaluate performance of their innovations in a space environment. Often, the only method to understand the impact of outer space temperature extremes and radiation exposure is to actually send new innovations into orbit. NASA has traditionally addressed this need by inviting researchers to include…Read More

Luna Labs at Defense TechConnect Fall Summit & Expo

This year at the annual the Defense TechConnect (DTC) Fall Summit, Luna will be exhibiting the capabilities of Luna Labs (the Technology Development Division of Luna Innovations). At our booth, DTC attendees have the opportunity to meet with Luna’s team and understand how Luna Labs can work with their organization to create technologies which save time, save money, and save lives. Luna can be found…Read More

Luna Labs to Present Antivenom, Burn Relief, Ocular Repair, and Medical Simulation Technologies at MHSRS 2018

The Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) continues to be the Department of Defense’s premier scientific meeting that focuses on unique medical needs and innovations for the Warfighter. The annual MHSRS conference offers a collaborative environment for the exchange of information between military providers with deployment experience, research and academic scientists, international partners, and industry experts on research and related health care initiatives. Topic areas…Read More

Enhancing Weapons Readiness: Fatigue Cracking Analysis for Gun Barrels

Every time a gun is fired, enormous gas pressures are generated inside the barrel to propel a projectile toward its intended target. For perspective, typical pressures can exceed 50,000 pounds of force per square inch:  over three times the water pressure at the deepest ocean depths. The resulting stresses in the barrel’s wall impart fatigue damage each time a round is fired, initiating cracks that…Read More

Luna’s NanoSPRi-Based Assay Rapidly Detects Organ Injury Biomarkers with a Blood Test

by Judy M. Obliosca, Dimpal Patel, Yang Xu, Christopher Tison Rapid and Sensitive Detection of Organ Injuries Could Save Lives Major organ injuries such as those to the liver, lung, kidney and brain can lead to high mortality in critically ill patients. Since these injuries are internal and frequently do not present for easy identification, their misdiagnosis can be deadly. Advanced noninvasive testing with low…Read More

Defending Our Defenses: Luna is Developing Sensing and Analysis Tools to Reduce Missile Lifecycle Costs

During the time before deployment and usage, armaments (missiles, rockets, bombs) are placed in storage for long durations and exposed to a variety of environmental conditions during transportation.  Training missions, in which armaments are loaded and unloaded from active aircraft, can expose them to the severe flight environment, stressing the systems’ electronics, structures, and payload.  Throughout their lifecycles, missile systems may experience a multitude of…Read More

US Air Force and Luna Team Up on Next-Gen Coatings Testing

In a recently published AFRL article titled “New Corrosion Evaluation System Makes Sense for Air Force”, Dr. Chad Hunter of Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) discusses how CorRESTM from Luna Innovations enables the Air Force to rapidly introduce new corrosion protection and control technologies with minimal risk. According to Dr. Hunter, “There’s a lot of variability in corrosion tests, and CorRES allows us to monitor…Read More

TechConnect World 2018

May 13-16, 2018Anaheim Convention Center | Anaheim, CA This year at the TechConnect World 2018 Conference, members of Luna’s Materials Group will be presenting on advanced fluid resistant, durable surface treatments that protect numerous surfaces including glass, plastic, paint, and rubber. These coatings are currently being evaluated for numerous applications within the automotive, aerospace, marine, ophthalmic and medical industries, as well as protecting high voltage…Read More

SpaceX Lifts Luna to the International Space Station

On May 4th, 2018, the SpaceX Dragon capsule will return to Earth after spending a month at the International Space Station (ISS). The Dragon capsule arrived to the ISS on April 4th when it delivered more than three tons of goods including food, supplies, and research materials from Luna Innovations. Luna’s technology development division (Luna Labs) has been awarded several contracts for new materials development…Read More

2018 Society for Biomaterials

April 11-14, 2018Hilton Atlanta | Atlanta, GAhttps://www.biomaterials.org/ At the 2018 Society for Biomaterials in Atlanta, GA, clinicians, researchers, and students from around the world will convene to discuss their latest research, form new collaborations, and be inspired by the work of their peers.  This interdisciplinary gathering is a critical pathway to identifying issues with current technologies, and for translating academic research towards clinical practice. Luna’s Health…Read More