Luna Presents on Corrosion Applied Research at EUROCORR 2019

Luna Presents at The European Corrosion Congress, EUROCORR 2019 in Seville, Spain Luna is at the forefront of corrosion monitoring and evaluation technologies, and this week Dr. Fritz Friedersdorf of Luna’s Applied Research and Development Division will present on recent advancements at The European Corrosion Congress (EUROCORR) in Seville, Spain. EUROCORR attendees may learn more about Luna’s corrosion monitoring and evaluation technologies during the following…Read More

TeraMetrix to Attend IRMMW in Paris

TeraMetrix will be attending the 44th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW – THz 2019) in Paris, France, September 1-6. TeraMetrix will have a booth in the exhibition are on the first floor of the conference venue to demonstrate and discuss our products and the advantages of terahertz technology. In addition to having a booth in the exhibition hall TeraMetrix’s Irl Duling…Read More

Advances in Test, Measurement and Validation with High-Definition Fiber Optic Sensing

Luna will be demonstrating how fiber optic sensing can be used to advance testing, measurement and validation in the “Advances In Test, Measurement And Validation – Role For High-Definition Fiber Optic Sensing” session at 3 p.m. August 20 as part of the Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Summit North America 2019 (GALM). The session will feature: •  Characterizing composite material properties and improve processing techniques •  Developing smart components…Read More

Fiber Optic Sensing for Aircraft Overheat Detection Designed to Improve Safety

Luna recently announced an exclusive development and licensing agreement with Meggitt Safety Systems with the aim of supplying specialized fiber optic components and technologies to enable a new generation of commercial aircraft overheat detection systems. Meggitt is concentrating on several new areas of technology for aerospace, including new materials, new processes and new sensors. Optical sensors are inherently compatible with these technology trends, being low…Read More

Product Spotlight: T-Gauge® Sensor Configurations

Whether your application is online process control, at-line quality control, laboratory sample evaluation, or non-destructive testing, TeraMetrix has a terahertz (THz) sensor to meet your needs. Choosing the right sensor is critical to optimizing the performance within your application.  With a suite of easy-to-use products and accessories, your measurement challenge can be met. For process control, the T-Gauge® Sensor Configuration changes the nature of online…Read More

Luna Accelerometer Senses Earthquake from 3,000 km Away

Fiber Optic Accelerometer Performs Long-Range Seismometry … and Much More Accelerometers that are part of a vibration event detection development deployment for security applications at Luna’s Atlanta office detected a magnitude 7.1 earthquake, which occurred 18 km west of Searles Valley, California on July 6. Luna’s os7520 optical sensors detected and measured the vibration wave as it arrived in Atlanta 650 seconds later. As part of the…Read More

Geohazard Strain Monitoring Mitigates Risk for Oil Pipelines

Mitigating the risks associated with oil pipeline faults provides increased reliability, reduced downtime and lower maintenance costs, leading to increased revenues. However, pipelines are naturally vulnerable to operational, environmental and man-made issues such as internal erosion and corrosion, mechanical deformation, leaks and encroachments. Compounding the risks, the actual detection and localization of incipient and advanced faults in pipelines is a very difficult, expensive and imprecise…Read More

Product Spotlight: T-Ray® 5000 Terahertz Control Unit

The T-Ray® 5000 Intelligent Terahertz Control Unit (TCU) is the heart of the T-Gauge® Sensor Configuration. The TCU comprises the short pulse laser, time delay rails, data collection electronics and powerful calculation engine. With a waveform acquisition time of 10ms or 1ms, depending on configuration, the intelligent TCU is the fastest, full-featured time domain terahertz controller available. Appropriate for use in both industrial and scientific…Read More

Measuring Strain and Temperature within 3D Printed Components

Alternative vehicles that utilize 3D printed components face unique challenges with manufacturing and model validation. To advance the understanding of such applications, Local Motors and Luna Innovations embedded high definition fiber optic sensors within structures made with a large-scale area manufacturing machine to provide distributed strain and temperature measurements during and after the printing process. Luna engineers performed experiments to determine how altering the print…Read More

How to Monitor for Rapid Temperature Increases in Battery Cells

The optimal function of Li-ion batteries is confined to restrictive temperature and voltage windows. Internal faults can initiate heating, triggering a positive feedback loop that results in thermal runaway. The worst case scenario resulting from this is an explosive hazard and potential harm to lives. Current monitoring techniques are generally limited to battery management systems that utilize a few discrete single-point sensors. Scaling up of…Read More