Luna Innovations

Luna Innovations mission is to help advance the continuing increase in data transmission rates for the public & private communications network with high speed optical receivers and test products, while also leveraging our unique fiber optic sensing technology to improve the structural testing of new composite elements and components in new aircraft and automobiles.

Luna Innovations Incorporated (NASDAQ: LUNA) was founded in 1990 and has been successful in taking innovative technologies from the applied research stage to product development and ultimately to the commercial market. In some cases, the successes led to the creation of independent businesses. We have created companies in our area of focus, sold some of them to industry leaders in their fields, raised private capital, formed joint ventures and entered into a number of licensing agreements.

Contact Details

Luna

301 1st Street, SW

Suite 200

Roanoke, VA 24011

Phone: 540-769-8400

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Products

Luna - Fiber Optic Switch

Luna - Fiber Optic Switch

  • High Port Count
  • Rapid Switching Time at 30 ms
  • Low Insertion Loss (< 1.5 dB)
  • Low Wavelength Dependent Loss (< 0.3 dB)
  • O, C and L band operation
  • USB 2.0 Interface

Luna - OBR 4200 - Optical Backscatter Reflectometer

Luna - OBR 4200 - Optical Backscatter Reflectometer

  • Verify quality of optical fiber cable assemblies, connectors and short-run networks
  • Troubleshoot and distinguish between macro-bends, splices, connectors and breaks
  • Locate insertion loss points – save hours of troubleshooting time
  • Verify return loss of multiple points in a fiber assembly or harness simultaneously
  • Verify and maintain aircraft and shipboard networks
  • Customize GUI for automated pass/fail verification of your fiber assembly using software development kit

Luna - OBR 4600 - Optical Backscatter Reflectometer

Luna - OBR 4600 - Optical Backscatter Reflectometer

  • “Zero Dead Zone” reflectometer
  • Measure 30 m with 10 μm sampling resolution
  • 80 dB dynamic range
  • Backscatter-level sensitivity (-130 dB)
  • High-speed scanning (1 m segments at up to 3 Hz)
  • Extended range provides 2 km range with no dead zone
  • Measure IL, RL, distributed loss, distance, polarization states, phase derivative and group delay
  • High resolution C and L band (OBR 4600) or O band (OBR 4613) capability

Luna - OBR 5T-50 - Optical Backscatter Reflectometer

Luna - OBR 5T-50 - Optical Backscatter Reflectometer

Industry-leading combination of measurement speed, range, accuracy and resolution
  • 12 Hz acquisition rate
  • 8.5 meter measurement range
  • 0.0034% time-of-flight delay accuracy
  • 20 micron sampling resolution
Streamlined user interface and Software Development Kit (SDK) included
  • Optimize throughput with customized interface
Automatically locates reflective events and yields RL, IL and event location

Luna - ODiSI 6000 Optical Distributed Sensor Interrogator

Luna - ODiSI 6000 Optical Distributed Sensor Interrogator

  • Multi-channel (or single-channel) measurements of strain-multiplex: Over 300,000 measurement locations
  • Flexible, lightweight and easy to install sensors reduce time to first measurement
  • Passive, corrosion resistant, dielectric, flexible sensors go where other sensors can’t – in bends, around corners, embedded inside materials
  • Long sensor life – no drift or recalibration required, cycle counts >107
  • Large strain range and high resolution allow for mapping of complex strain fields and large strain gradients

Luna - OVA 5000 - Optical Vector Analyzer - All-Parameter Analysis

Luna - OVA 5000 - Optical Vector Analyzer - All-Parameter Analysis

The OVA simultaneously performs these optical component characterizations every 3 seconds:
  • Insertion Loss (IL)
  • Return Loss (RL)
  • Polarization Dependent Loss (PDL)
  • Phase Response
  • Group Delay (GD)
  • Chromatic Dispersion (CD)
  • Polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD) / Second Order PMD
  • Min/Max Loss due to Polarization
  • Impulse Response
  • Jones Matrix Elements
  • Phase Ripple – Linear and Quadratic

Luna - PHOENIX 1200 - Tunable Laser Source

Luna - PHOENIX 1200 - Tunable Laser Source

  • Full C-band tunability
  • Integrated wavemeter with sub-picometer accuracy
  • Smooth, linear scans
  • Narrow linewidth, low noise
  • External triggering
  • 2 optical detectors and data acquisition channels
  • Industry leading wavelength accuracy and resolution
  • USB interface and full complement of software drivers

Luna - PHOENIX 1400 - Tunable Laser Source

Luna - PHOENIX 1400 - Tunable Laser Source

  • Full C-band tunability
  • Smooth, linear scans
  • Narrow linewidth, low noise
  • Wavelength calibration in seconds
  • Integrated wavelength and power monitors
  • External triggering
  • 2 optical detectors and data acquisition channels
  • Industry leading wavelength accuracy and resolution

Luna - Saf-T-Chek Anomaly Detection System (ADS)

Luna - Saf-T-Chek Anomaly Detection System (ADS)

The Saf-T-Chek Anomaly Detection System (ADS) is designed for use by domestic or international governments and businesses for security screening of personnel. The Saf-T-Chek ADS® is primarily for detection of anomalous items in the head-region concealed by religious headgear, wigs, hats, caps or scarves. It will allow a security officer to provide targeted screening of personnel with minimal equipment footprint, exceptional ease of use, and light enough to be portable.

Luna - T-Ray® 5000 Terahertz Control Unit

Luna - T-Ray® 5000 Terahertz Control Unit

The T-Ray® 5000 product family allows state of the art terahertz research to be performed quickly and easily. The modular construction and patented fiber-coupling of the T-Ray® 5000 allow experiments to be rearranged to perform a large number of experiments.

Luna - T‑Gauge® Control Unit (TCU)

Luna - T‑Gauge® Control Unit (TCU)

  • The T‑Gauge® Control Unit (TCU) is the central component of the T‑Gauge® family of products and serves as the source of the optical and electrical signals necessary to generate and detect terahertz. The TCU also transforms analog data into a digital signal that can be analyzed using the onboard processor and interacts with the wide variety of THz accessories.
  • The TCU is a 19 inch (483 mm) rack, wall, or table mountable instrument, consisting of an ultrafast laser, high-speed optical delay, ranging optical delay, power supplies, and signal conditioning electronics, with connectors for convenient interfacing to various optical and electronic components. The high-speed delay included in the TCU can be chosen from a number of delay length and speed options. When utilized in conjunction with T-Gauge® accessories, the TCU enables the user to generate and detect pulsed terahertz energy for a wide variety of measurements.


These three units beat every other comparable dry-well in the industry in performance, size, weight, convenience, ease of calibration, software, and price. In addition, the heating and cooling rate of each of these dry-wells is adjustable from the front panel, thermal switches can be checked for actuation testing, and multiple-hole inserts are available for a variety of probe sizes.
Hart dry-wells are easy to calibrate. You don't even have to open the case. This means less maintenance costs and less down time when they do need calibration.
Our Interface-it software lets you adjust set-points and ramp rates, log dry-well readings to a file, create an electronic strip chart, and perform thermal switch testing with data collection. The software is written for Windows and has a great graphical interface. Regardless of whether you want basic software or a completely automated calibration system, we've got what you want. Read about all our great packages starting on page 80.
Every dry-well we ship is tested at our factory, and every unit comes with a NIST-traceable calibration. There's no extra charge for the report, because we consider it an essential ingredient in our quality program. You shouldn't have to pay extra for calibration procedures we perform anyway.


  • Advanced clamp meter that transmits measurements to your smartphone via Fluke Connect® for viewing at a safer distance
  • Performs AC and DC current measurements to 600 A, and AC and DC voltage measurements to 1000 V
  • Measures AC current to 2500 A AC with optional iFlex flexible current probe
  • Measures resistance to 6000 Ω with continuity detection


  • MATLAB® and LabVIEW® software compatibility allows users to integrate infrared data, images and videos to support R&D analysis
  • 320 x 240 resolution
  • See the details you need with optional smart lenses: 2x and 4x telephoto, wide angle and macro lenses
  • Optimize images, generate customizable reports and export images to the format of your choice with SmartView® desktop software
  • Wirelessly connect your camera to the Fluke Connect® system to easily share and edit images


  • Power quality that meets the standard All measurements comply with IEC61000-4-30 standards for correct evaluation of all measured values including voltage, current, power, harmonics, flicker etc.
  • Quick and reliable configuration A tablet computer provides a window into what the instrument is recording, enabling quick and reliable configuration even in awkward test locations
  • Threshold-free set up Apply thresholds after data is collected with Fluke Power Analyze Software – no need to worry about missed information due to incorrect setups
  • Captures everything Cross-channel and current triggering capture every measurement, on every channel, every time
  • Intuitive PC software Easily analyze data and generate reports with automated EN50160 reporting and compliance
  • Reporting has never been easier Auto Report creates either standard reports or customized reports with the minimum effort or hassle. Export reports to almost any format including RTF (Rich Text Format) for editing in Microsoft Word.
  • Plug and play Set up in minutes with self-identifying current probes and single-lead voltage connections
  • No need to reconnect wires Swap channels internally with the wireless PDA or PC when connections are not correct
  • Measure every parameter Voltage and current on three phases, neutral, and ground
  • 5 MHz, 8000 Vpk waveform capture Get a detailed picture of even the shortest events
  • Quickly retrieve data With included SD memory card or via the 100 BaseT high-speed Ethernet connection. SD card includes automatic download to SD when no other connection is made to the instrument


  • Be aware of voltage easily - the tip glows red and a beeper sounds when voltage is detected
  • Continuous self-test so you always know it’s working
  • Voltage detection range for wide application use - 90 V to 1000 V AC or 200 V to 1000 V AC
  • Audible/Silent mode for added convenience