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To help aircraft systems maintain signal integrity in challenging environments, W. L. Gore & Associates offers GORE® Microwave/RF Assemblies for Civil Aircraft. They ensure the reliability of critical data transmission signals over the life of the system, whereas more than 75% of alternatives are frequently replaced due to damage during installation or operation.
The aerospace environment routinely exposes microwave/RF assemblies to harsh contaminants such as fuels, oils, and chemicals that can quickly degrade aircraft structures and cause assembly failure in sensitive avionics. In fact, globally more than 75% of microwave/RF assemblies are frequently replaced because of damage during installation or operation according to our independent studies and research. Costs can quickly add up with replacing assemblies, extra labor, and more maintenance and downtime!
VAPOR-SEALED FOR DURABLE PERFORMANCE
GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies, 7 Series is engineered precisely to prevent the ingress of water vapor, fuel, and other hazardous contaminants. They routinely maintain low insertion/return loss and excellent phase stability at frequencies up to 18 gigahertz (GHz).
Not only that, our robust assemblies provide outstanding shielding effectiveness against electromagnetic interference that can compromise signal integrity and reduce the quality of signal transmission. We also offer robust, low-profile connector options designed specifically to complement assembly performance, minimizing loss and reflection for optimized signal transmission.
When it comes to installation, aircraft maintainers will find it much easier to route our assemblies in confined areas because they’re smaller and more flexible with a tighter bend radius. You can be confident that our 7 Series won’t break or fail during routing, like other standard assemblies that are more rigid.
The 7 Series is thoroughly tested and qualified with approved aerospace materials for commercial airborne applications. All of this means superior performance over the aircraft’s lifetime, fewer replacements, reduced system downtime, and lower total costs.
Vapor-sealed construction of GORE Mircowave/RF Assemblies, 7 Series
GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies, 7 Series is engineered to perform reliably in a variety of commercial airborne applications, including:
- L-Band Air-to-Ground (ATG) networks
- active electronically-steered phase arrays
- GPS connectivity
- Ku-Band SATCOM antennas
If you have any questions or to discuss your specific application needs, please contact a Gore representative.
GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies, 7 Series provides system architects and engineers with many benefits that improve electrical and mechanical performance such as:
- durable vapor sealing prevents the ingress of water vapor and hash contaminants
- maintains low insertion/return loss with excellent phase stability up to 18 GHz
- less RF interference among electronic systems due to outstanding shielding effectiveness
- smaller diameters with greater flexibility and tighter bend radius for ease of installation
- longer system life for reduced downtime and less total costs
- increased design flexibility with robust, low-profile connector options
- proven performance with approved aerospace materials through qualification testing
For more information about the benefits of our assemblies, please contact a Gore representative.
These values demonstrate the electrical, mechanical and environmental performance of GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies, 7 Series.
Download the catalog / data sheets for more technical information, including qualifications, connector options and ordering information.
|Electrical Property||Cable Type|
|Maximum Frequency (GHz)||18||7||2|
|Maximum VSWR (dB through Max Frequency)
Straight-to-Right Angle Connector
|Maximum Insertion Loss (dB/m [dB/ft])||0.62 (0.19)||0.33 (0.10)||0.13 (0.04)|
|Standard Impendance (Ohms)||50 ± 1||50 ± 1||50 ± 1|
|Velocity of Propagation (Nominal) (%)||85||85||85|
|Time Delay (Nominal) ns/m [ns/ft])||3.94 (1.20)||3.94 (1.20)||3.94 (1.20)|
|Capacitance (pF/m [pF/ft])||85.3 (26.0)||85.3 (26.0)||85.3 (26.0)|
|Shielding Effectiveness (dB through Max Frequency)||> 90||> 90||> 90|
|Dielectric Constant (Nominal)||1.4||1.4||1.4|
|Dielectric Withstanding Voltage (Vrms)
|Mechanical / Environemtnal Property||Cable Type|
|Jacket Material||Engineered Fluoropolymer|
|Center Conductor||Solid, SPC||Stranded, SPC||Solid, SPC|
|Nominal Outer Diameter (mm [in])||8.5 (0.34)||12.3 (0.49)||14.4 (0.57)|
|Nominal Weight (g/m [lbs/1000 ft])||150.9 (101.4)||262.0 (176.1)||328.0 (220.4)|
|Minimum Bend Radius (mm [in])||50.0 (2.0)||62.5 (2.5)||80.0 (3.15)|
|Crush Resistance (kgf/cm [lb/in])||8.95 (50.0)||8.95 (50.0)||8.95 (50.0)|
|Temperature Range (°C)a||-58 to +200||-58 to +200||-58 to +200|
aContact Gore for applications with an operating temperature > 175°C.
Easy to Use, Fast Results
Gore’s online resources are designed specifically to make it easy for you to select the right microwave/RF assembly for your specific application requirements.
Microwave/RF Cable Assembly Builder allows you to configure a Gore assembly for different cable types based on your application needs. You can also request a quote.
Microwave/RF Cable Assembly Calculator allows you to calculate insertion loss, VSWR and other parameters of Gore’s assemblies for different cable types. Select and compare up to 3 cables at a time.
If you have questions about our assemblies and want to discuss your specific application needs, please contact a Gore representative.
Posted September 27, 2022
W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) announced today the addition of a new European distributor for its aerospace high-speed data cables. A.E. Petsche Company is now an authorized distributor for Gore’s entire selection of cables, including fiber optics, Ethernet, quadrax, HDMI, USB, shielded twisted pair, and more. Gore also offers higher-level cable protection systems and an abrasion-resistant cable jacket for packaging copper wires and cables.
Posted June 16, 2022
W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) announced a new higher-frequency 40Ghz option for its GORE-FLIGHT® Microwave Assemblies. The new option will help EW and C5ISR users and customers who want to transport electrical signals reliably with minimal size, weight and power. The newest capability for GORE-FLIGHT Microwave Assemblies will allow for higher frequency applications that will offer low loss, high integrity and greater longevity cables.
April 3, 2022 - April 5, 2022
Come by Booth 305 to watch demonstrations so you can see the durability and flexibility of GORE® Aerospace Cables and Materials and how they continually outperform leading alternatives before and after installation and over time.
December 7, 2021 - December 8, 2021
Visit our Booth F16 to tell us about your latest airframe and aviation system developments and hear more about our solutions for the civil aerospace industry. We’re looking forward to meeting and talking in person again after so long!
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