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.


  • Four electrically isolated inputs
  • CAT III 1000 V / CAT IV 600 V safety rated
  • Choose from 60 MHz, 100MHz, 200MHz or 500MHz bandwidth models
  • Fast sampling rate, up to 5 GS/s with up to 200 ps resolution (Depending on model and channels used)
  • Deep memory: 10,000 samples per channel waveform capture so you can zoom in on the details
  • Dedicated 999 Count digital multimeter.
  • Four meter measurements via scope BNC inputs in four-channel models
  • Connect-and-View™ continuous auto-trigger, single shot, pulse width, and video triggering
  • ScopeRecord roll mode, capture waveform sample data for up to 48 hours
  • TrendPlot, trend measurement readings for up to 22 days
  • Advanced automatic measurements, power (Vpwm, VA, W, PF) and time (mAs, V/s, w/s)
  • IP-51 rated for dust and drip proof to withstand harsh environments
  • Isolated USB ports for memory devices and PC connectivity
  • Li-Ion battery for extended operating timespan:
    • 190-X04, four-channel models up to 7 hour (BP291 included standard)
    • Charge spare battery using optional external battery charger EBC290
  • Easy-access battery door to make it easy to swap batteries
  • A handy slot to tether and lock down the oscilloscope while unattended using a standard Kensington® lock


  • Three-phase power quality recorder with an Android tablet wireless front panel interface
  • Complies with IEC 61000-4-30 Class-A standards for correct evaluation of all measured values
  • Supports quick and reliable configuration even in awkward test locations with the wireless interface that provides a window into what the instrument is recording


  • Two electrically isolated inputs
  • CAT III 1000 V / CAT IV 600 V safety rated
  • 500 MHz bandwidth model
  • 5 GS/s
  • Deep memory: 10,000 samples per channel waveform capture so you can zoom in on the details
  • Dedicated 5000 Count digital multimeter
  • Connect-and-View continuous auto-trigger, single shot, pulse width, and video triggering
  • ScopeRecord roll mode, capture waveform sample data for up to 48 hours
  • TrendPlot, trend measurement readings for up to 22 days
  • Advanced automatic measurements, power (Vpwm, VA, W, PF) and time (mAs, V/s, w/s)
  • IP-51 rated for dust and drip proof to withstand harsh environments
  • Isolated USB ports for memory devices and PC connectivity
  • Li-Ion battery for extended operating timespan: up to 4 hours (BP290 included standard) or up to 8 hour with optional BP291
  • Charge spare battery using optional external battery charger (EBC290)
  • Easy-access battery door to make it easy to swap batteries
  • A handy slot to tether and lock down the oscilloscope while unattended using a standard Kensington® lock


  • Ideal Digital Multimeter for “go/no-go” testing
  • Features AutoVolt automatic AC/DC voltage selection
  • Includes low input impedance to help prevent false readings due to ghost voltage
  • Presents a large white LED backlight for working in poorly lit areas
  • Measures resistance, continuity, frequency, and capacitance
  • Provides Min/Max/Average with elapsed time to record signal fluctuations


  • 640 x 480 resolution infrared camera with advanced focus and a large 5.6 inch high resolution LCD screen
  • Features 32x on-camera digital zoom to allow you to get close up shots from a safe distance
  • Offers multiple image transfer protocols
  • Provides the sharpest ever IR-Fusion® images with an 8 MP visible light camera
  • Subject to Export Control