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

2018 American Coatings Conference

April 10-12, 2018Indiana Convention Center 100 S. Capitol Ave. |  Indianapolis, IN 46225 Luna will be exhibiting at the upcoming 2018 American Coatings Conference. @AC_Show brings industry professionals together to expand their knowledge of the latest technology trends for the coatings industry.   Located at booth 241, Luna will be presenting the CorRES corrosion and coatings evaluation system.  Luna’s evaluation system monitors the real-time performance of…Read More

NACE CORROSION 2018

April 16-19, 2018Phoenix Convention Center | Phoenix, AZBooth #1161 Luna will be presenting and exhibiting at the upcoming NACE CORROSION 2018 Conference (http://www.nacecorrosion.org/).  CORROSION 2018 is the world’s largest corrosion conference and exposition.  Each year, this conference welcomes more than 6,000 corrosion engineers, scientists, researchers, technicians, asset owners, inspectors, and other professionals from over 60 countries across the world.  This comprehensive conference is packed with…Read More

Luna coating provides radiation protection in space

The space environment poses significant challenges to technology platforms, space exploration, and mission assurance. Mission planners are continually striving to push technologies further to explore new and environmentally harsh regions of the universe. Highly charged environments can exist at Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO), Medium Earth Orbit (MEO), and Polar Low Earth Orbit (PLEO) owing to solar winds/storms and charged particles trapped in Earth’s radiation belts.1-3 Just…Read More