Developing and deploying advanced technologies for communications and avionics, lightweighting and specialty coatings requires high-quality, advanced test and measurement capabilities
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.
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.
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.
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.
High-Definition Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing
Fiber Optic Network Test
Distributed Network Analyzers (Reflectometers)
Terahertz Gauging and Imaging
From Our Blog
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.
Innovative Sensors for Inflatable Space Habitats
Fiber Optic Sensing for Aircraft Overheat Detection Designed to Improve Safety
Embedding Fiber Optic Sensors for Active Feedback Control in Thermoplastic Welding
Portable High-Resolution Reflectometer for Field Maintenance Applications
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.
Luna Products Selected to Support NASA’s Orion Crewed Mission into Deep Space
Luna’s Corrosion Sensors Monitor Environment on Board Orion Spacecraft
Boom Supersonic Deploys ODiSI System for XB-1 Prototype Testing to Build World’s Fastest Supersonic Jet
Acquisition Creates a New Fiber Sensing Powerhouse
Luna Innovations Acquires OptaSense
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
Luna Innovations and Lockheed Martin Extend Partnership
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.