GORE® Microwave/RF Assemblies, 7 Series are Vapor Sealed Solutions for the Demands of NextGen In-Flight Connectivity


ELKTON, Md. (September 10, 2019) GORE® Microwave/RF Assemblies, 7 Series by W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) are engineered to prevent the ingress of water vapor, fuels, oils, chemicals and other hazardous contaminants commonly found in airborne environments. With their rugged, vapor-sealed construction, these assemblies routinely maintain low insertion loss, low return loss, and excellent phase stability at frequencies up to 18 gigahertz (GHz), while providing outstanding shielding effectiveness in challenging aerospace environments.

Research has shown that more than 75% of microwave/RF assemblies are frequently replaced because of damage during installation or operation. Costs can quickly add up with replacing assemblies, extra labor, and more maintenance and downtime. With a smaller, more flexible construction and tighter bend radius, GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies, 7 Series are proven to provide exceptional mechanical protection and electrical performance, along with easier installation and routing, unmatched by standard rigid assemblies.

“Gore’s end-to-end sealed solution enhances durability and reliability,” said Jim Foreman, Global Product Specialist for Gore. “With this, GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies achieve better signal integrity and attentuation for connecting the aircraft to servers on the ground or satellite.”

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Proven Performance

The 7 Series has been thoroughly tested and qualified with approved aerospace materials for commercial airborne applications, ensuring superior performance over the aircraft’s lifetime, fewer replacements, reduced system downtime, and lower total costs. As such, GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies, 7 Series have been selected for use in SmartSky Networks’ airborne test lab developed to optimize their new air-to-ground network and for use by the European Aviation Network providing Wi-Fi internet access on European short-haul flights.

Applications

GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies, 7 Series are 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; Iridium; Ku-Band SATCOM antennas; and SwiftBroadband.

GORE® Microwave/RF Assemblies, 7 Series complement Gore’s wide selection of Cables and Assemblies, including Fiber Optic, Ethernet, USB, HDMI, and more. Gore’s portfolio of high-performance aerospace cables and materials will be on display at the APEX Expo, Sept. 10-12, Los Angeles Convention Center, Booth 1523. Additional details can be found at gore.com/stayconnected

About Gore

W. L. Gore & Associates is a global materials science company dedicated to transforming industries and improving lives. Since 1958, Gore has solved complex technical challenges in demanding environments — from outer space to the world’s highest peaks to the inner workings of the human body. With more than 10,500 Associates and a strong, team-oriented culture, Gore generates annual revenues of $3.7 billion.

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 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.

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