Luna’s TeraMetrix THz equipment used to examine Da Vinci’s Last Supper

 On October 21, 2019 at the request of the Museo del Cenacolo Vinciano (Milan, Italy), Polo Museale Regionale della Lombardia, Ministero per i beni e la attività culturali  and the Istituto Centrale per il Restauro (Rome, Italy), one of the most famous murals in the world, the Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci, was examined using terahertz (THz) and millimeter waves. Terahertz imaging is particularly…Read More

Luna Releases Portable High-Resolution Reflectometer for Field Maintenance Applications

Luna has released the industry’s highest resolution portable reflectometer. The OBR 6220 Series performs advanced inspection and diagnostics of fiber optic assemblies and networks.  Luna’s proven Optical Backscatter Reflectometer (OBR) technology provides advanced design, diagnostic and inspection capabilities to fiber-optic manufacturers, developers and installers by illustrating a map, in ultra-high resolution, of an optical link. OBR 6200 Series instruments are rugged, hand-held reflectometers with ultra-high sensitivity…Read More

Join Luna Innovations at OFC 2020!

Luna Innovations will demo and display the industry’s most comprehensive range of solutions for photonic test, measurement and control during and OFC. OFC, which takes place March 8-12 in San Diego, is the world’s largest conference and exhibition for optical communications and networking professionals.  Luna and General Photonics will have a variety of demo stations in our booth (3547): Advancing Fiber Optic Network Test OBR 4600: High-Resolution Reflectometer with Zero Dead…Read More

Embedding Fiber Optic Sensors for Active Feedback Control in Thermoplastic Welding

Luna engineers recently participated in the Toray Advanced Composites Induction Welding Workshop at the McNair Center. The workshop connected suppliers, researchers and innovators of thermoplastic welding in the aerospace industry, which joins composite materials via fusion bonding or welding. Temperature control is a challenge when employing thermoplastic welding. The appropriate temperature at the weld surface must be achieved with sufficient force to join the two components. Currently, the…Read More

Luna Kicks Off 2020 with Photonics West and OFC Shows

Luna Innovations and General Photonics will demo and display the industry’s most comprehensive range of solutions for photonic test, measurement and control during Photonics West and OFC.  Luna delivers unprecedented insight into optical component performance and unmatched manufacturing test speed. In addition, OEM modules and components provide a complete solution for polarization measurement and control with flexible emulation and analysis. At Photonics West, Luna will also…Read More

Luna’s Latest America’s Cup Partnership Builds on its Strong History with Racing Yachts

Luna’s HYPERION and ODiSI will be a part of the development of the DEFIANT, the New York Yacht Club’s boat competing in the 36th America’s Cup as American Magic.   The monohull designs under development for the AC75 class employ hydrofoils, which provide lift similar to airfoils, producing much greater speed and efficiency. However, foil design must overcome drag, which is dependent on foil shape and configuration….Read More

Fiber Optic Testing Helps Ensure EV Battery Health and Safety

Approximately 1.2 million electric vehicles are currently on the road in the United States. However, while EV market share is growing, it still accounts for a modest fraction of vehicle sales in the United States. EVs face unique design challenges in order to be competitive with gasoline-powered vehicles. The root of many of these challenges is in the EV battery pack. Drivers want similar vehicle…Read More

TeraMetrix Introduces the Dual Channel Terahertz Control Unit

TeraMetrix, a Division of Luna, is launching the next phase in its terahertz measurement systems with the introduction of their Dual Channel Terahertz Control Unit (TCU54nm). The new product allows multiple sensor heads to be attached to a single control unit.  The TCU54nm will reduce the per sensor cost of deployment, opening new applications that were previously cost prohibitive. Terahertz sensors are being adopted in…Read More

Field Characterization and High-Precision Length Measurement of Optical Fiber Using Portable OFDR

Luna Innovations will present the latest developments in the use of optical frequency-domain refectometry (OFDR) to troubleshoot and characterize short-range fiber links common in avionics and data centers Wednesday afternoon in a session at the IWCS International Cable & Connectivity Symposium, taking place this week in Charlotte, North Carolina. The session, “Field Characterization and High-Precision Length Measurement of Optical Fiber Using OFDR Technology,” will explore…Read More

Luna to Present and Exhibit at CAMX 2019

Luna Innovations will present a paper, ” In-Situ Monitoring and Control of Induction Welding in Thermoplastic Composites Using High Definition Fiber Optic Sensors,” as part of the Manufacturing & Processing Technologies track 2:30-2:55 p.m. Tuesday, September 24 during CAMX 2019. In addition, Luna will be in Booth N90 at the CAMX exhibition, the largest, most comprehensive composites and advanced materials event in North America. Visit us to…Read More