LANDENBURG, Pa (October 4, 2018) — W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) is pleased to offer a new, game-changing cable option for tethered drones used in the military and commercial applications. GORE® Tethered Drone Cables strike a balance by combining power and fiber optic cables with durable, lighter weight materials in a hybrid solution that provides significant benefits. These high-performance cables maximize Tether Management System (TMS) availability, provide more design options and payload, and enable greater drone operational capability.
Do Not Let Your Tether Hold You Down!
GORE Tethered Drone cables have a unique design that significantly reduces size and weight without sacrificing mechanical durability and electrical performance. They have a dielectric that is 20 percent smaller than standard nylon cables, which means they take up less space inside the TMS system. Gore’s cables are also proven to provide greater weight stability in harsh fluids compared to standard nylon cables, further increasing design/payload options and operating height.
Better Protection For Longer Life
Gore's rugged tethered drone cables deliver non-stop power, secure signals, and continuous data transmission over the drone’s lifetime. These cables are engineered with high-strength and weather-proof materials that withstand crushing, abrasion, repeated reeling, extreme temperatures, humidity, rain, snow, and tough terrain.
The single-mode fiber optic cable meets ARINC 802-2 requirements and is proven to provide a high level of crush resistance with low insertion loss ensuring a secure data link from the drone to the ground support equipment (GSE). In addition, Gore's patent-pending fiber braid cable jacket is low friction and resists abrasion induced during operation or by the TMS. This low-friction jacket also makes it easier to handle Gore’s tethered drone cables compared to standard nylon cables.
Typical applications include video streaming; news and events; commercial photography; search and rescue; industrial and land inspections; telecommunications; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR); electro-optical infrared (EO/IR) sensors; and signals intelligence.
Proven Track Record
For decades, Gore's products have been used successfully in many aerospace and defense applications — from the first moon landing to today’s International Space Station, commercial airliners, fighter jets, combat vehicles, and naval platforms. Gore has been a trusted partner to the aerospace industry and many branches of the military, delivering cables and materials with an optimal blend of durability, reliability, and flexibility.
GORE Tethered Drone Cables, along with Gore’s collection of high-performance cables, materials and fabrics will be on display at the AUSA (Association of US Army Meeting & Exposition) in Washington, DC on October 8-10, Booth 3115. Additional details can be found at gore.com/ausa2018.
About Gore Performance Solutions
Gore develops products and technologies that address complex product and process challenges in a variety of markets and industries, including aerospace, automotive, pharmaceutical, mobile electronics, oil and gas — and more. Through close collaboration with industry leaders across the globe, Gore enables customers to design their products and processes to be safer, cleaner, more productive, reliable, durable and efficient across a wide range of demanding environments.
W. L. Gore & Associates is a global materials science company dedicated to transforming industries and improving lives. Founded in 1958, Gore has built a reputation for solving complex technical challenges in the most demanding environments — from revolutionizing the outerwear industry with GORE-TEX® fabric to creating medical devices that improve and save lives to enabling new levels of performance in the aerospace, pharmaceutical and mobile electronics markets, among other industries. The company is also known for its strong, team-oriented culture and continued recognition from the Great Place to Work® Institute. Headquartered in Newark, Del., Gore employs approximately 9,500 Associates and generates annual revenues that exceed $3 billion.
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