Luna Innovations Incorporated today launched a significant upgrade to its ODiSI (Optical Distributed Sensor Interrogator) strain and temperature sensing platform.
Luna’s ODiSI technology uses a lightweight, flexible, inexpensive, easy-to-install, distributed fiber sensor to provide critical stress, strain and temperature information to designers and manufacturers working with advanced materials. Luna’s ODiSI platform provides a number of advantages over traditional strain gages and thermocouples: distributed multi-point sensing; ultrahigh-definition measurements; reduced cost of sensor installation; and the ability to embed the sensor within composite structures. ODiSI provides these benefits with a per-sensor cost that is significantly lower than traditional foil strain gages.
The ODiSI-B 5.0 enhancements are the result of continued engineering development in response to customer feedback and include: more robust sensing and ruggedized cables and connectors; high-definition and high-speed sensing options; data visualization and CAD integration; and strain sensors with NIST-traceable calibration.
“One of our key growth strategies is to become the leading provider of sensing systems for testing composites and other advanced materials,” said My Chung, president and chief executive officer of Luna. “We introduced the ODiSI platform to address this market and now, through ongoing engineering development, we’re launching enhancements that offer greater performance and new capabilities. Luna is committed to evolving our solution and responding to the measurement needs of customers in our target markets, particularly those where composites are becoming commonplace like aerospace and automotive.”
The ODiSI-B 5.0’s development comes at a time that the aerospace and automotive markets continue to move toward the use of advanced materials. Unlike steel or aluminum, composite construction is non-uniform and requires new measurement technologies to ensure safety and reliability.
Users of the current ODiSI-B should contact Luna to discuss upgrade options to the enhanced system.