High-speed waveform acquisition is key to terahertz imaging

Pulsed terahertz imaging can provide a wide array of information about a sample. Whether it is the thickness of particular layers, the presence of an internal void, detection of a specific gas, or the density distribution in a layer of foam, a pulsed terahertz image can provide valuable information.  Although it generates a 3-D dataset, with information on both the surface and the internal structure, one of…Read More

ODiSI Fiber Optic Sensing Featured in CompositesWorld

The June 2018 issue of CompositesWorld highlights Luna’s ODiSI measurement system and its value in the design and testing of composite materials and components.  The design and validation of composite components and systems is significantly more complex than for traditional materials, and the article describes how high-definition fiber optic sensing (HD-FOS) is uniquely suited for composite test and measurement.  Specifically, HD-FOS can be used to:…Read More

Back to Basics – Measuring Return Loss

The following is a re-post of a popular past blog post that explains the basics of return loss, why it’s an important measurement, and technologies for measuring return loss. Fiber optic networks span a wide range of lengths. Intercity and transoceanic fiber optic telecommunications networks span thousands of kilometers. In aircrafts and ships, telecommunications systems have link lengths up to 500m. Data center networks have…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

TeraMetrix™ Displays New Products for the Non-Destructive Testing Market at ECNDT

The TeraMetrix division of Luna will be announcing two new products for the non-destructive testing (NDT) market at ECNDT in Gothenburg, Sweden (http://www.ecndt2018.com).  The products will be displayed in the booth of Baugh and Weedon NDE, http://www.bw-nde.com (Booth #:  C04:01). Both the pulsed terahertz SPG (Single Point Gauge) and the LSG (Line Scan Gauge) will be available for demonstration.  These handheld terahertz sensors are easy…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

HD-FOS in Action this Week at Space Tech Expo

This week at Space Tech Expo in Pasadena, CA, we are showcasing our industry leading ODiSI 6100 measurement sensor for high-definition fiber optic sensing (HD-FOS).  We are highlighting the unique capabilities of the ODiSI 6100 by demonstrating the real-time acquisition of strain across the entire surface of a carbon fiber composite sample.  The composite sample was instrumented with a Luna HD strain sensor, a polyimide…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

Presenting at Materials in Car Body Engineering

We invite you to join us in Germany next week at the Materials in Car Body Engineering event.  One of our sales representatives, Andreas Stern, will be presenting at this conference.  He will be discussing how our High-Definition Fiber Optic Sensing (HD-FOS) technology is solving some of the most challenging verification tasks in the design and manufacturing of components and systems using advanced materials, such…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