Water not required: self-cleaning clothing

Jessica Green Senior Research ScientistAdvanced Materials Group Ever wish your laundry would magically clean itself?  That dream might become a reality sooner than you think.  At Luna we have been developing a self-cleaning technology for textiles over the past several years.  Our work began by trying to solve a problem posed by the Army to make a self-cleaning uniform for soldiers.  We approached the problem…Read More

So, what is so compelling about distributed fiber optic sensing?!

Sandra M. Klute, Ph.D.Director of Research, Contract ServicesLightwave Division We recently presented our distributed fiber optic sensing technology at the October 2012 meeting of SAMPE TECH (The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering). The topic of the presentation, “Fiber Optic Distributed Strain Sensing used to Investigate The Strain Fields in a Wind Turbine Blade and in a Test Coupon with Open Holes,”…Read More

Smart Sensors for Aircraft Corrosion Monitoring

Fritz Friedersdorf, Ph.D.Director Intelligent Systems Group This month, we are pleased to present our most current, in-service test results and development progress from our embedded, wireless health monitoring system, the Luna Sensor Suite (LS2). We are continuing to test and demonstrate units, developed under two Navy Phase II SBIR contracts (N68335-09-C-0107 and N68335-09-C-0099), with the goal of installing this platform on existing aircraft structures to…Read More

Enabling Optical Communication from Avionics to Social Media

Joe BosLead Optical EngineerProduct Development, R&D Q.  What do the F-35 JSF, Netflix, cloud computing and Facebook all have in common (besides counting their net worth in billions of dollars)? A.  They all rely on high-bandwidth, fast data communication realized through optical fiber technology Our voracious appetite for high-speed data and increasing bandwidth is seemingly insatiable and will continue to drive telecommunications innovation.   It…Read More

Welcome to Luna’s new blog

  Today we’re introducing our new blog. So why should you care? Although we’re starting simply, our ultimate objective is to develop a blog that is a compelling resource of information for you; presenting interesting applications, case studies, and industry insights that we hope will be of value to you. Our plan is to address the topics about which you want to hear; to provide…Read More