Civil & Geotechnical
Rugged and reliable structural monitoring solutions help ensure the safety and security of our civil and geotechnical infrastructure. Luna’s measurement systems can provide all the real-time data needed for condition assessment or valuable data to validate new materials or construction processes.
From aging structures or new construction incorporating innovative technologies, real-time condition monitoring is critical to the long-term safety and operation of bridges, tunnels, monuments, railways and pipelines.
Versatile, distributed fiber optic sensing systems powered by Luna's HYPERION and ODiSI measurement platforms, deliver accurate and dependable structural health data by employing multiple optical technologies using a single instrument to measure strain, temperature, displacement and acceleration.
- Monitoring of bridge structures and roadways
- Geotechnical monitoring
- Material and structural characterization
- Fatigue monitoring
- Dynamic structural analysis
Explore Key Solutions below to learn how Luna's systems are powering a wide range of monitoring systems across many industries and applications.
Structural Health Monitoring
Structural health monitoring for civil structures, such as buildings, bridges and tunnels, is constantly changing as structures are built in harsher environments, with larger spans, and with requirements to withstand more extreme impacts or more intense natural disasters. Real-time, active monitoring of the conditions is critical to the long-term safety of these systems. Luna’s rugged fiber optic sensing systems provide continuous, enduring, reliable and accurate measurements of hundreds of optical strain, temperature, acceleration and displacement sensors.
Material and Structural Test
Fiber optic sensors, available in rugged packaging for embedding in concrete and composite structures, provide valuable tool for structural test, delivering more sensor locations and more data with dramatically reducing cabling and wiring.
OptaSense provides advanced security and surveillance systems that safeguard your infrastructure and assets using advanced distributed acoustic sensing technology capable of identifying and locating multiple threats in real time, with point-locating capabilities to 10m.
The OptaSense Traffic Monitoring Solution converts existing fiber-optic cable into an array of intelligent sensors which deliver timely and accurate traffic monitoring and incident detection information from the entire monitored route.
The OptaSense Rail Monitoring Solution enables asset owners to monitor their entire railway route and gain accurate and current insight on the status of all their critical infrastructure.
High-Definition Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing
From Our Blog
Acquisition Creates a New Fiber Sensing Powerhouse
Optical Vibration Measurements Enable New Solutions for Key Monitoring Applications
This webinar will take a close look at this new fiber optic accelerometer technology and include live demonstrations and examples of the sensor working the Luna HYPERION interrogator and ENLIGHT software.
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.
Luna Technology Used for Structural Health Monitoring at Cut River Bridge
High-Definition FOS Delivers the Detail for Bridge Structures
High-definition distributed sensing (HD-FOS), combined with rugged Nerve-Sensors, tackle the challenge of detecting cracks and monitoring the structural health of bridges and critical infrastructure assets. Learn more about this solution for structural preventative and monitoring efforts.
Detecting Cracks In Steel Bridges Using Fiber Sensors
An Introduction to High-Definition Fiber Optic Sensing
With the ever-growing demand for intelligent and autonomous systems, fiber optic sensing is becoming more essential as a test and measurement tool. High-definition fiber optic sensing (HD-FOS) in particular is a powerful measurement technology that is disrupting how many engineers measure strain and temperature. This webinar will provide you with a firm grasp of how HD-FOS works and how you can put it to use in your research, development or manufacturing processes.
Luna Accelerometer Senses Earthquake from 3,000 km Away
Using Luna's ODiSI Fiber Optic System to Monitor Roadway and Structure Repairs
With increasing deterioration of civil infrastructure around the world, rapid setting epoxy concrete resins offer an attractive emerging technology for maintaining roadways, bridges, and commercial buildings. Luna's high-definition fiber optic monitoring is enabling key measurements for physical attributes such as strain and temperature to quantify fatigue life characterization.
Structural Health Monitoring is Critical for Dams as America's Infrastructure Continues to Age
WEBINAR: Optimizing Subsurface Monitoring with Fiber Optic Sensors
Luna Wins Major Contract for Levee Monitoring
Fiber optic sensing used to monitor for early warning signs of levee failure.
Luna Innovations Outfits Fiber on Smart Bridge in Italy
Smart Bridge in Italy Features Network of Luna Fiber Optic Accelerometers and Interrogators
Luna Fiber Optic Accelerometers Capture Seismic Measurements During Earthquake Despite Power and Cellular Outages
Fiber Optic Sensors from Luna Innovations Help Monitor Structural Integrity of New Composite Bridge
Trends in Structural Health Monitoring for the Oil and Gas Market
This webinar will cover the latest in the oil and gas market trends for health monitoring of structures. Using fiber optic technology, asset owners and field service providers can introduce cost savings into their monitoring systems all while ensuring the safety and security of the operations personnel.
Luna Innovations Acquires OptaSense
Luna’s Pipeline Monitoring System Ensures Integrity and Smooth Operations for Mining Operations in South America
Luna’s fiber-optic-based distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) system and OptaSense OS6™ real-time visualization software were deployed along the slurry line from a remote mining zone to a port hundreds of kilometers away.
Webinar: 3 Easy Ways to Maximize Structural Health Monitoring
Attendees will learn methods to reduce costs and downtime in structural health monitoring applications on civil structures using the latest in fiber optic technologies.
Luna Introduces Only High-Definition Distributed Temperature Measurement System with Strain Compensation
Luna has optimized its ODiSI 6000 interrogator family and new sensor to drive next-level temperature profiling.
Luna and Shell GameChanger Innovate New Underground Sensor
Enhancing Bridge Safety: High-Definition Fiber Optic Strain Sensing for Early Crack Detection
Benefits of Fiber Optic Sensing Versus Electrical Gages
Why do customers choose FOS over electrical gages? In this post we unpack why fiber optic sensing has overtaken electrical sensors. While electrical sensors have been the industry standard for over 80 years, they have limitations that make them a sub-optimal choice for many applications in which fiber optic sensors excel.
Luna Reflectometers - An Indispensable Tool for PDV System Diagnostics
Luna’s optical frequency domain reflectometry (OFDR) technology has facilitated PDV system development since the early days of PDV. The OBR 4600’s high spatial resolution reflectivity measurement and ability to characterize a complete optical path in one scan make it extremely useful as a diagnostic tool for PDV systems.
Improving the Safety of Building Structures with Fiber Optic Sensing
Through continuous monitoring of stress, strain, cracks, displacement, tilt and vibration, fiber optic sensing systems can provide advanced warning of growing structural problems and reduce the risk of failure. By leveraging the many benefits of fiber optic sensing, these systems can remotely monitor critical structures affordably and reliably.
ODiSI Continues to Expand and Improve with Latest Software Updates
The recent release of Version 2.3.0 of the ODiSI application software continues the ongoing improvements in performance and functionality of the ODiSI high-definition distributed fiber optic sensing platform.
Terahertz Thickness Measurements = Sustainability
In celebration of Earth Day this month, Luna is recognizing our Terahertz sensors and solutions including Luna’s T-Ray product.
Luna Partners to Develop New Oil and Gas Production Monitoring Service
OptaSense Products Deliver Clearer Picture of the Reservoir with Fiber-Optics
Luna Delivers Large Infrastructure Monitoring Projects Leveraging New Sensing Capabilities
Integrated sensing system improves safety of mining operations.
Luna Innovations Earns Top Award from BAE
BAE Systems Rewards Luna with the Gold Tier Supplier Recognition.