Resource Library

We have developed this library of resources to provide access to the tremendous amount of content that we have developed over the years. It includes product-specific literature, application-based technical resources, and media presentations of our unique technologies.

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Application Notes

Title
Product Area
Tire Rubber Calendering
  • Terahertz
Short Summary
Application not describing use of terahertz (THz) gauging in the the manufacturing of high-performane tires.
Updated Optical Fiber Sensors Guide
  • HYPERION/FBGs
Using HD-FOS for Characterizing Heat Exchangers
  • ODiSI/HD-FOS
Short Summary
This case study highlights using high definition temperature mapping for characterizing heat exchangers
Using HD-FOS for Defect Detection in Wind Turbine Blades During Fabrication and Testing
  • ODiSI/HD-FOS
Short Summary
This case study highlights using high definition fiber optic sensing for detecting defects in wind turbine blades.
Using the Optical Vector Analyzer for Component Evaluation in a Production Environment
  • Optical Test
Short Summary
Steps for setting up the OVA for production line component characterization
Using the OVA’s Compression Option to Narrow Impulse Responses Broadened by Dispersion
  • Optical Test
Short Summary
An explanation of the OVA’s pulse compression feature and its use, including an overview of dispersion. Use of the pulse compression feature is demonstrated for two devices with highly different levels of dispersion.
What is Polarization?
  • Polarization
Why Coherent Detection Systems May Fail at Compensating for Polarization Mode Dispersion
  • Polarization
  • Optical Test
XPCD Charge Dissipating Coating

Case Study

Title
Product Area
Case Study - Akron Spillway Dam
  • HYPERION/FBGs
Case Study - Arsenal Bridge
  • HYPERION/FBGs
Case Study - Chulitna River Bridge
  • HYPERION/FBGs
Case Study - Hong Kong Rail
  • HYPERION/FBGs
Case Study - Hull Stress Monitoring System
  • HYPERION/FBGs
Case Study - Mount Rushmore Rock Block Monitoring
  • HYPERION/FBGs
Case Study - Roadway Monitoring
  • HYPERION/FBGs
Case Study - Sblade Wind Turbine Monitoring
  • HYPERION/FBGs
Using HD-FOS for Characterizing Heat Exchangers
  • ODiSI/HD-FOS
Short Summary
This case study highlights using high definition temperature mapping for characterizing heat exchangers
Using HD-FOS for Defect Detection in Wind Turbine Blades During Fabrication and Testing
  • ODiSI/HD-FOS
Short Summary
This case study highlights using high definition fiber optic sensing for detecting defects in wind turbine blades.

Videos

Title
Product Area
3D Strain Visualization: Carbon Fiber Beam using ODiSI B
  • ODiSI/HD-FOS
Short Summary
Using Luna’s ODiSI B system, real time strain measurements are acquired along a single telecom-grade optical fiber that is both surface bonded and embedded in a carbon fiber composite panel. Mapping Luna’s high resolution strain data onto a 3D model demonstrates the ability to use Luna’s high resolution data for 3D visualization and FEA model comparison.
3D Temperature Visualization: Pressure Canister using ODiSI B
  • ODiSI/HD-FOS
Short Summary
Using Luna’s ODiSI B system, real time temperature measurements are acquired along an optical fiber that is helically wrapped around the canister. Mapping this high resolution temperature data onto a 3D model demonstrates the ability to use Luna’s high resolution data for 3D visualization and FEA model comparison.
Bonding Fiber Sensors to a Test Article
  • ODiSI/HD-FOS
Short Summary
Step by step procedure for how to bond fiber (HD-FOS sensors) to a test article surface.
Demonstration of an ODiSI on a Cantilever Beam
  • ODiSI/HD-FOS
Short Summary
A small cantilevered beam demonstration shows strain correlation between a tradition foil gage to a fiber optic sensor. Excellent correlation is shown between the two foil gages and the fiber, however the fiber is able to show the full strain profile of the beam.
How to Perform the Touch to Locate Process with ODiSI
  • ODiSI/HD-FOS
Short Summary
Step by step procedure for how to do touch-to-locate on a test article using the ODiSI B system.
Introduction to OVA 5000 Component Analyzer
  • Optical Test
Short Summary
Overview and capabilities of the OVA 5000 system
Luna Phoenix 1400 Laser Video
  • Optical Test
Short Summary
Phoenix capabilities
Radiator Temperature with HD-FOS Video
  • ODiSI/HD-FOS
Short Summary
Temperature profile on a radiator when circulating cold water and when a heat gun is applied to the surface.

Tech Notes

Title
Product Area
775-000001 HYPERION Peak Detection Presets Instructions rev.A
  • HYPERION/FBGs
775-000002 HYPERION Distance Compensation
  • HYPERION/FBGs
775-000003 revA TECHNOTE HYPERION Secure Communication via SSH
  • HYPERION/FBGs
775-000004 revA TECHNOTE HYPERION Full Redundancy
  • HYPERION/FBGs
775-000004 revB TECHNOTE HYPERION Full Redundancy
  • HYPERION/FBGs
775-400005 TECHNOTE HYPERION Low Latency Peak Streaming over UDP
  • HYPERION/FBGs
775-400006 TECHNOTE HYPERION Single Board Interrogator Usage, Care, and Handling Rev B
  • HYPERION/FBGs
775-400007 TECHNOTE HYPERION ENLIGHT Support of os7500 Rev A
  • HYPERION/FBGs
ACES Aircrew Endurance System, Tech Note
Acuity LS Operating Manual
Advanced Wound Healing
Automated Water Analysis
Biomedical Technologies
Calculating chromatic dispersion (CD) for fiber measurements using the OVA
  • Optical Test
Short Summary
Equations for calculating CD with OVA
Calculating Group Delay and Chromatic Dispersion from OVA Optical Phase
  • Optical Test
Short Summary
The OVA calculations for GD and CD are presented, along with a straightforward way for the user to calculate these parameters, starting from the OVA optical phase measurement, with a user-defined optical frequency derivative step size.
Choosing a Mode Conditioner for Use with the Optical Backscatter Reflectometer in Diagnosing Multi-Mode Fiber
  • Optical Test
Short Summary
This application note discusses three methods of mode conditioning with MMF, the advantages and disadvantages of each method, as well as when to use them with an OBR.
Computing Insertion Loss when Transitioning Through Dissimilar Fiber
  • Optical Test
Short Summary
Discusses steps for calculating insertion loss (IL) when measuring through dissimilar fiber with shifts in the Rayleigh scatter levels.
Dissolvable Forensic Swabs
Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing: Temperature Coefficient for Polyimide Coated Low Bend Loss Fiber, in the -40°C to 200°C Range
  • ODiSI/HD-FOS
Short Summary
Methods employed to obtain a temperature coefficient for polyimide coated low bend loss fiber, in the -40°C - 200°C range.
Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing: Temperature Coefficient for Polyimide Coated Low Bend Loss Fiber, in the 10°C - 80°C Range
  • ODiSI/HD-FOS
Short Summary
This Engineering Note describes the methods employed in obtaining a temperature coefficient for polyimide coated low bend loss fiber, in the 10°C - 80°C range.
E.coREADi™ Assay for Water Analysis
EverShield - Superior Fabric Protection Brochure
Fatigue Performance Comparison between OFDR-based Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing and Strain Gages
  • ODiSI/HD-FOS
Short Summary
Compares strain measurement in high strain range, cyclic loading between fiber and foil gage, showing foil gage drifting from the start