Building Smarter and Safer Infrastructure
Fiber optic sensors enable accurate and dependable structural health monitoring systems that can span all sizes of structures and capture both static and dynamic phenomenon. Luna's monitoring system instrumentation includes optical interrogators, long-gage strain sensors, accelerometers, temperature sensors and tilt meters for crucial structural integrity measurements.
See Inside Photonic Integrated Circuits with < 10 μm Resolution
Reliable photonic integrated circuits (PICs) are critical technology for meeting the exponentially growing demand for more functionality, reliability, integration, scalability, and size and power reduction. Fast, accurate and complete testing of PICs early and throughout the development cycle is essential.
Unmatched Accuracy and Precision for Financial Data Center Network Testing
Financial institutions, banks, and trading floors need to keep customer information and transactions safe, secure and compliant. And it all starts with a reliable, accurate fiber optic network system.
Luna Celebrates Innovation and Looks Toward the Future
Recently members of the Luna team traveled to New York City to celebrate new company milestones in our quest to enable the future with fiber.
Measurements for the Lightweighting Revolution
Widespread automotive lightweighting requires more reliable bonding and joining of composite materials. In-situ monitoring based on high-definition distributed fiber optic sensors is being used to provide real-time data to optimize and verify the joining processes.
Better Quality, Improved Safety, and Lower Costs for Tire Manufacturers
For products with fabric cords, the ability to make online balance measurements has not been available - until now. Luna's terahertz sensor-- using reflections of an emitted energy pulse -- can provide safe, fast, accurate thickness measurements and simultaneously assess the balance of ply constructions.
Next-Generation Monitoring Systems for Aerospace
New areas of technology for the aerospace industry include new materials, new processes and new sensors. By supplying specialized fiber optic components and technologies, Luna Innovations enables a new generation of commercial aircraft overheat detection systems.
Built by subject matter experts, Silixa’s engineered solutions serve the unique demands of multiple sectors. Today the company is active in the energy, defense and mining domains, providing cost effective, low-impact monitoring of built and natural environments, as well as industrial assets and operations.
OptaSense provides intelligent business value through the deployment of distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) in a wide variety of application areas serving a global market.
LIOS distributed sensing solutions deliver continuous and accurate monitoring of temperature and strain over long distances or across large surfaces.
Our Key Industries
Test fiber optic networks and optical components faster and more completely
Feeding the demand for faster and more reliable data connections, modern communications networks increasingly rely on high-performance fiber optics and photonics components. Luna’s advanced photonic testing solutions help engineers bring new photonic technology to market faster and more efficiently.
Advanced test and fiber optic measurement systems for communications and aerospace avionics, advanced materials and structures and specialty coatings
Developing and deploying advanced technologies for communications and aerospace avionics, lightweighting and specialty coatings requires high-quality, advanced avionics testing and measurement capabilities
Test, measurement and validation of new materials and systems
Automotive OEMs and suppliers rely on Luna automotive measurement solutions to develop, validate and manufacture the technologies that will drive a new era of mobility and sustainability.
Rugged and extensible systems for real-time structural health monitoring
Rugged and reliable structural monitoring solutions help ensure the safety and security of our civil and geotechnical infrastructure. Luna’s measurement systems can provide all the real-time data needed for condition assessment or valuable data to validate new materials or construction processes.
Monitoring and measurements for the most challenging applications
Whether you work with renewable energy technologies, fossil fuel extraction or nuclear power to meet the rising global demand for efficient energy, Luna’s strain measurement and monitoring capabilities can help you better manage your operations and innovate more quickly.
Accurate and reliable monitoring to improve quality
The adoption of advanced manufacturing systems and Industry 4.0 technologies depend on more real-time fiber optic sensor and measurement data to drive efficiency and performance gains in industrial processes.
News & Events
Luna Acquires Silixa
Our acquisition of Silixa, Distributed Fibre Optic Sensing Systems & Solutions provider, strengthens Luna's portfolio of distributed fiber optic sensing solutions.
This acquisition adds significant new growth markets and applications, further expanding our global footprint.
Conference Call Scheduled for December 21st, at 11:00 AM ET
Luna Announces $50 Million Strategic Investment from White Hat Capital Partners
Proceeds from this strategic investment were partially used to fund the acquisition of Silixa, also announced today, and related transaction costs in the aggregate amount of approximately $25 million. Remaining proceeds were used to repay the Company’s outstanding $17 million term loan with PNC Bank and strengthen the Company’s balance sheet.
Luna’s Pipeline Monitoring System Ensures Integrity and Smooth Operations for Mining Operations in South America
Luna’s fiber-optic-based distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) system and OptaSense OS6™ real-time visualization software were deployed along the slurry line from a remote mining zone to a port hundreds of kilometers away.
Luna Secures Large, Multi-Unit Follow-on Order Under Agreement with Northrop Grumman
Luna has extended its existing relationship with Northrop Grumman by securing a new, multi-unit, multi-million dollar order for its OBR 6200 portable backscatter reflectometer in support of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
Exploring LIDAR, Part II
Luna’s RIO Lasers developed proprietary PLANEX technology specifically to address the needs of optical sensing and meteorology where high coherence length and low noise are critical enabling specifications. In this second post of a 2-part series, we examine the performance further and examples of outcomes.
Exploring LIDAR, Part I
In this first of a two-part blog series, we take a closer look at LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology and its broad-reaching applications that impact many of our daily activities.
Commissioning Finalized on World’s Largest Fiber Optic-based Infrastructure Monitoring System
Luna collaborated with automation contractor ABB, to provide leak detection, pipeline security and facility security across the 1,811 km route for the transcontinental gas supply from Azerbaijan to the EU, a project spanning six years for Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP).
Luna Reflectometers - An Indispensable Tool for PDV System Diagnostics
Luna’s optical frequency domain reflectometry (OFDR) technology has facilitated PDV system development since the early days of PDV. The OBR 4600’s high spatial resolution reflectivity measurement and ability to characterize a complete optical path in one scan make it extremely useful as a diagnostic tool for PDV systems.
Luna Polarization Control Technology Enables Growth of Hyperscale Data Centers
Luna announced a large contract in support of a major technology provider’s hyperscale data centers. The provider will employ Luna’s polarization control technology to help improve the accuracy of tests it performs on components it installs in its data centers.