Luna Innovations Brings Fiber on Smart Bridge in Italy

Luna Innovations Incorporated (NASDAQ: LUNA), a provider of advanced fiber optic-based technology, has announced that it has partnered with CETENA and GHT Photonics to help design, build and implement a full-scale, fiber-optic structural health monitoring system for the recently re-opened Polcevera Viaduct bridge, which is a critical traffic artery for the city of Genoa in northern Italy, the company said.

The innovative bridge, which is over a kilometer long featuring 19 spans, is equipped with an advanced health monitoring system based on a network of Luna´s HYPERION® measurement systems and advanced fiber optic sensors installed by Luna´s integration partner GHT photonics.

The system will monitor the structural response of the bridge, as well as conditions including the number and weight of vehicles, water stagnation, weather and other important variables helpful for bridge monitoring, control and inspection. The sensors installed on the infrastructure will capture the data necessary to create a digital twin of the bridge, that reproduces all the viaduct´s physical characteristics, in real time.

CETENA guided the development of groundbreaking software, Cymon, that connects to the Luna fiber-optic sensing system for data acquisition, analysis, and comparison with bridge design data and storage.

Luna Innovations Incorporated ( is a provider of optical technology, providing unique capabilities in high-performance, fiber optic-based, test products for the telecommunications industry and distributed fiber optic-based sensing for the aerospace and automotive industries.

CETENA SpA (, is the engineering and technical consultancy and R&D center of Fincantieri Group, operating both in the traditional fields of maritime and naval engineering (structures, hydrodynamics, safety, sea trials, ship performances, …) and in transversal ones (monitoring systems, simulation and augmented reality environments, green energy technologies, air and underwater noise emission reduction).