What is HD-FOS and How Does it Deliver New Testing Insight?

As the automotive industry continues to develop new lighter weight material systems and move to electrification, new design challenges are created that will require new advanced methods for test, measurement and validation. Fiber optic sensors can reduce time to first measurement and go where strain gages and temperature sensors cannot – in tight bends, on small details and even embedded inside composite materials. In addition,…Read More

Luna Labs at Defense TechConnect Fall Summit & Expo

This year at the annual the Defense TechConnect (DTC) Fall Summit, Luna will be exhibiting the capabilities of Luna Labs (the Technology Development Division of Luna Innovations). At our booth, DTC attendees have the opportunity to meet with Luna’s team and understand how Luna Labs can work with their organization to create technologies which save time, save money, and save lives. Luna can be found…Read More

Measuring Uniformity of Cure Temperatures Using High-Definition Fiber Optic Sensing

The use of composite materials is ever increasing due to their high strength to weight ratios, manipulative properties, multifunctional capabilities and corrosion resistance. To fabricate high-quality composite components with acceptable thermal properties, elevated temperature cure cycles are typically required. Maintaining uniform heat distribution throughout the curing composite can be critical to the performance of the resulting part. Thermocouples are typically used to both monitor and…Read More

Optical Reflectometers – How Do They Compare?

Measuring the return loss along a fiber optic network, or within a photonic integrated circuit, is a common and very important technique when characterizing a network’s or device’s ability to efficiently propagate optical signals. Reflectometry is a general method of measuring this return loss and consists of launching a probe signal into the device or network, measuring the reflected light and calculating the ratio between…Read More

ASNT Annual Conference 2018

October 28-31, 2018George R Brown Convention Center  |  Houston, TXBooth #:  933In conjunction with Baugh & Weedon NDE and ETHER NDE https://www.asnt.org/MajorSiteSections/Events/Upcoming_Events/Annual_2018.aspx

Develop More Reliable Batteries with High-Definition Fiber Optic Sensing

Lithium-ion batteries, with high energy density and long life compared to other rechargeable chemistries, are widely used today in devices ranging from cell phones to laptops to vehicles. One drawback of these batteries, however, is that an internal fault can initiate heating and very quickly trigger a positive feedback loop that can result in a dangerous thermal runaway event. High-Definition Fiber Optic Sensing (HD-FOS), provides…Read More

Improve Process Temperature Monitoring in Thermoplastic Welding

Embed Fiber Optic Sensors for In-situ Temperature Measurements at the Weld Zone An important innovation in the ongoing adoption of lightweight materials is the use of induction welding to join composite materials based on a thermoplastic polymer. With this process, an induction coil creates eddy currents within two composite parts. The process heats the polymer to the point of melting. The two parts are pressed…Read More

Luna Labs to Present Antivenom, Burn Relief, Ocular Repair, and Medical Simulation Technologies at MHSRS 2018

The Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) continues to be the Department of Defense’s premier scientific meeting that focuses on unique medical needs and innovations for the Warfighter. The annual MHSRS conference offers a collaborative environment for the exchange of information between military providers with deployment experience, research and academic scientists, international partners, and industry experts on research and related health care initiatives. Topic areas…Read More