April 22, 2021
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Luna Innovations Supplies Critical Laser Component for NASA’s Navigation Doppler LiDAR

ROANOKE, Va.–()–Luna Innovations (NASDAQ: LUNA), a global leader in advanced optical technology, today announced that it has successfully designed, qualified, and built the RIO® narrow-linewidth semiconductor laser to be used in the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Navigation Doppler LiDAR (light detection and ranging) system. The selection of Luna’s RIO laser highlights Luna’s unique capabilities in the development and production of rugged, high quality semiconductor lasers for emerging applications such as LiDAR.

The Navigation Doppler LiDAR (NDL) is being developed at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. LiDAR is a remote sensing method which helps…

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