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Aerospace

Developing and deploying advanced technologies for communications and avionics, lightweighting and specialty coatings requires high-quality, advanced test and measurement capabilities

Aero

Overview

Critical measurement capabilities, whether in product development, manufacturing or operations, are essential to ensure the reliability and quality of your mission-critical assets.

Luna's fiber optic sensing platforms, ODiSI and HYPERION, solve many of the industries' most challenging measurement needs, especially those related to the introduction of advanced lightweight composite materials and electrification. Specialized test instruments diagnose onboard fiber optic avionics networks with unmatched precision. Additionally, Luna's T-Gauge terahertz gauging systems deliver the precision and accuracy required for the manufacturing, non-destructive testing and maintenance of today's advanced military coatings.

Explore Key Solutions below for examples of Luna systems enabling the development and deployment of next-generation aerospace technologies.

Key Solutions

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  • Structural Test and Model Validation

    The unique structures of composites materials require new tools for validating performance. Fiber optic sensing provides high definition strain and temperature profiling of composites throughout their manufacturing and integration process. The small size and distributed nature of fiber optic sensing provides in-situ characterization from coupon testing, curing process validation, component testing as well as structural testing with many advantages over the use of traditional strain gages.

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  • Aerospace and Avionics Fiber Optic Test

    With the military leading the drive towards complete onboard fiber-optic communications systems, the installation and maintenance of military and commercial avionics needs the ultimate in fiber optic testing and diagnostics. Luna offers the industry’s highest-resolution portable reflectometer with significantly enhanced capabilities to troubleshoot fiber assemblies in the field and precisely analyze IL and RL and precisely locate bad connections, fiber breaks and more.

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  • Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and Quality Control

    NDT and quality control are critical for aircraft and spacecraft. Voids, cracks, fatigue and density variations can result in downtime … or even disasters. Pulsed terahertz can be applied for high precision gauging of products in continuous manufacturing or in coating thickness measurement. Terahertz wavelengths penetrate through most non-conductive materials to reveal imperfections. Luna’s T-Gauge sensor increases efficiency in the manufacturing and maintenance of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

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Featured Products

ODiSI System

High-Definition Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing

HYPERION si255 interrogator

High-Speed Multipoint Fiber Optic Sensing

OBR 6225

Fiber Optic Network Test

TCU Terahertz Controller Unit

Terahertz Gauging and Imaging

ODiSI System

High-Definition Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing

Unlike conventional strain gauges that only measure strain at a discrete point, Luna's high definition fiber optic strain gauges provide continuous, high-resolution (less than 1 mm) measurements of strain along the entire length of the sensor (up to 50m).
HYPERION si255 interrogator

High-Speed Multipoint Fiber Optic Sensing

HYPERION Interrogators

OBR 6225

Fiber Optic Network Test

Test and characterize fiber optic cables, assemblies and network with unmatched speed, precision and spatial resolution. Luna’s OBR reflectometers can analyze loss with a spatial resolution and sensitivity unmatched in the industry.

Distributed Network Analyzers (Reflectometers)

TCU Terahertz Controller Unit

Terahertz Gauging and Imaging

TeraMetrix is Luna’s platform for terahertz gauging and imaging, using pulsed terahertz waves to provide precise measurement of single and multi-layer thickness, density, basis weight and caliper thickness.

From Our Blog

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Boom Supersonic Deploys ODiSI System for XB-1 Prototype Testing to Build World’s Fastest Supersonic Jet

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Upgrade Your Fiber Optic Diagnostics with Portable Ultra-High Resolution Optical Backscatter Reflectometry

This webinar will explain how portable OBR technology can locate and analyze issues and defects in fiber optic assemblies with submillimeter technology, and make very precise measurements of fiber optic latency and length

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In-Situ Temperature Monitoring for Better Thermoplastic Welding

Reliable bonding and joining of thermoplastic materials is a challenging and critical requirement. New in-situ monitoring technologies, based on high-definition distributed fiber optic sensors, are being used to provide real-time data for improved closed-loop control for induction welders.

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See What You’ve Been Missing with HD Fiber Optic Sensing

High-definition fiber optic sensing (HD-FOS) delivers new cutting-edge measurement capabilities and data not available with other technologies. This webinar will provide an overview of how HD-FOS works, where it can be applied, and how Luna’s ODiSI system can provide unprecedented data and insight.

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Fiber Optic Sensing for Aircraft Overheat Detection Designed to Improve Safety

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Embedding Fiber Optic Sensors for Active Feedback Control in Thermoplastic Welding

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Portable High-Resolution Reflectometer for Field Maintenance Applications

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Terahertz Gauges Provide High Precision Measurements for Industrial Applications

This webinar describes how Luna's terahertz-based systems deliver real-time process measurements of multi-layer thickness and density that help manufacturers save raw materials and improve quality control.

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