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An Introduction to High-Definition Fiber Optic Sensing

With the ever-growing demand for intelligent and autonomous systems, fiber optic sensing is becoming more essential as a test and measurement tool. High-definition fiber optic sensing (HD-FOS) in particular is a powerful measurement technology that is disrupting how many engineers measure strain and temperature. This webinar will provide you with a firm grasp of how HD-FOS works and how you can put it to use in your research, development or manufacturing processes.

Date: July 13, 2022
Time: 1 PM EDT (10 AM PDT / 7:00 PM CEST)
Duration: 1 hour
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With the ever-growing demand for intelligent and autonomous systems, fiber optic sensing continues to evolve as a critical tool to acquire the essential measurement data and insights that engineers need. More specifically, high-definition fiber optic sensing (HD-FOS) has emerged to play a critical role in the development, manufacturing, and maintenance of today’s advanced products and technologies across many industries, including aerospace, electric vehicles, energy and civil infrastructure.

As an alternative to traditional test and measurement sensors, such as strain gages, thermocouples and RTDs, HD-FOS delivers a versatile solution to easily measure more critical data without the hassle and limitations of bulky electrical sensors and their associated cabling.  And compared to other fiber optic sensing technologies, HD-FOS is the only solution that converts a standard optical fiber into an ultra-fine resolution linear sensor for accurate strain and temperature measurements.

This webinar will describe how fiber optic sensing works and the basics of how HD-FOS is used and applied. We will also review examples of successful HD-FOS applications in several areas, including structural testing with advanced composite materials, thermal monitoring for manufacturing process control, thermal analysis of battery and powertrain systems, and structural health monitoring involving crack and defect detection in concrete and modern composite components.


Key Takeaways

  • Learn how different types of fiber optic sensing work, and how they compare
  • Explore the latest developments in high-definition fiber optic sensing (HD-FOS)
  • Understand the key considerations in the use and application of high-definition fiber optic sensing (HD-FOS)
  • Discover how and why HD-FOS is being applied in a variety of specific applications across different industries



David Potter, Director of Product Management, Luna Innovations

Potter is Director of Product Management and has spent his career in the test and measurement industry, with over 25 years of experience developing and managing products and solutions for data acquisition, industrial monitoring, automated testing and embedded machine control. He currently is responsible for product management and product marketing at Luna.  He holds a BSEE from Vanderbilt University and MSEE from MIT.