Luna Innovations will be speaking at the September 22nd JEC Forums (Boston) conference, titled “Validating Composite Design using High Definition Fiber Optic Sensing (HD-FOS)”. The presentation specifically targets how HD-FOS can help to advance the integration of composites into the design and validation framework of aircraft production. Composites now make up 50% of the material used in the latest generation of commercial aircraft. With new regulations in place to further improve aircraft efficiency this percentage will only increase. In order for aircraft manufactures to economically scale up in production, without sacrificing quality, both the commercial and military sectors will need to integrate composite materials into their design framework in much the same way as traditional metals. This integration will rely heavily on technologies that integrate new and existing tools for design, manufacturability and design validation. Luna Innovations’ ODiSI product line with HD-FOS technology addresses the growing need for technologically advanced design validation tools.