Strain sensor from Luna Innovations uses optical fiber

The ODiSI Optical Distributed Sensor Interrogator provides fully distributed strain or temperature measurements of structures and vehicles, using optical fiber as a continuous sensor. It provides insight into performance, tolerances, and failure mechanisms of structures without a fiber Bragg grating. Applications include design and model verification, design improvement, structural health monitoring, and performance optimization.
Luna Innovations
Roanoke, VA

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Luna Innovations Introduces New Sensing Platform, the ODiSI Series, Enabling High Resolution Strain or Temperature Measurements

(ROANOKE, VA, August 03, 2011) -Luna Innovations Incorporated (NASDAQ: LUNA), today announced the launch of the ODiSI (Optical Distributed Sensor Interrogator) instrument, the new sensing platform which will be marketed and sold under the company's test and measurement equipment brand name Luna Technologies. The new sensing product provides fully distributed strain or temperature measurements, delivering an unprecedented amount of data by using optical fiber as a continuous sensor. Luna's revolutionary technology provides greater insight into the performance, tolerances, and failure mechanisms of structures and vehicles. The ODiSI product provides advantages to industries where high density strain or temperature measurements are required for structural or mechanical testing such as aerospace, automotive, energy, and other composites industries. Applications include design and model verification, design improvement, structural health monitoring, and performance optimization.

Fiber optic sensor technology is being utilized more widely as demands for lighter, stronger, and safer structures continue to increase. Harnessing the most advanced fiber optic sensing technology, the ODiSI instrument provides a sensing solution that is rich in data content, lightweight, robust, easy to install, and does not require expensive Fiber Bragg grating fiber. Luna's solution gathers strain or temperature data along the entire surface under test and allows users the ability to redefine sensing points in post processing; these features are not available with traditional static point sensors.

"We are very excited about the announcement of our new sensing product," said Luna's CEO, My Chung. "We believe the ODiSI will raise the bar for test and measurement standards across multiple industries and enable our customers to optimize mechanical designs, decrease maintenance, and deliver next generation products."

About Luna Innovations:

Luna Innovations Incorporated ( is focused on sensing and instrumentation. Luna develops and manufactures new-generation products for the healthcare, telecommunications, energy and defense markets. The company's products are used to measure, monitor, protect and improve critical processes in the markets we serve. Luna, a recognized leader in transitioning science to solutions, is headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia.


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