More Durability with High Impact Resistance: NEW GORE® Fiber Optic Cables Exceed Strict Requirements for Defense Aircraft

PLEINFELD, Germany (July 16, 2019) — W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) announces the new GORE® Fiber Optic Cables, 1.8 mm Simplex with high impact-resistance for extreme defense aircraft environments. This version is proven to exceed new stringent JN1177 and EN4641-301 industry standards for more durability while maintaining high-bandwidth data and video transmission on 10-Gb avionics networks.

Added Durability. Enhanced Protection

With a unique buffering system, Gore’s 1.8 mm Simplex exceeded the minimum weight impact requirements specified in these standards for enhanced crush and impact protection while retaining its original optical properties. This version is also resistant to abrasion, scrapes, aggressive chemicals, and undesirable fluids that aircraft typically experience during complex installation, maintenance activities, and repeated flight conditions. Even after exposure to a wide range of temperatures, this rugged cable endured high-intensity vibration and mechanical shock without degradation or optical loss. The combination of Gore’s unique cable materials also increases fiber movement under compression that improves termination with standard aerospace connector systems.

Prototyping & Evaluation

Complimentary samples are available of GORE® Fiber Optic Cables for defense aircraft, including the 1.8 mm and 1.2 mm Simplex, 900 micron, and Ribbon cables. Fill out a short online form to receive your samples within 2 business days (48 hours) from the date of the request. Alternatively, contact a Gore representative regarding available materials for your sample, prototype, and small production requirements.

All of Gore’s rugged fiber optic cables have compact, flexible footprints with tight bending capability that meet size, weight and routing constraints as more high-tech avionics are installed or retrofitted in defense aircraft.

About Gore Performance Solutions Division

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.

About Gore

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 global recognition from the Great Place to Work® Institute. Headquartered in Newark, Del., Gore employs 9,500 Associates and generates annual revenues of $3.5 billion.

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