Luna Innovations has launched its new ODiSI (Optical Distributed Sensor Interrogator) instrument, a sensing platform that 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 fibre as a continuous sensor. Luna's technology provides 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 optimisation.
Fibre optic sensor technology is being utilised more widely as demands for lighter, stronger, and safer structures continue to increase. Harnessing the most advanced fibre 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 fibre Bragg gratings. 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.