GORE® Abrasion Resistant Cable Jacket for Defense Aircraft

A revolutionary thin, fluoropolymer fiber material proven to meet stricter requirements for more durability that eliminates the need for additional protective sleeving. High data rate copper wires packaged with our rugged cable jacket are the solution when you want the highest level of abrasion and cut-through resistance available in the industry.

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Overview

The aerospace industry is now requiring high-speed copper cables installed in aircraft to meet new, more stringent durability standards. But adding more durability to cable materials often includes thicker, heavier materials that can weigh aircraft down. Plus, bulky cables can be stiff, inflexible and hard to route in small spaces as aircraft are being updated with more high-tech avionics.

Proven superior durability

Engineered with a revolutionary fluoropolymer fiber material, GORE Abrasion Resistant Cable Jacket is proven to meet new stricter industry standards for durability without sacrificing size, weight or electrical performance. Our rugged jacket is resistant to abrasion and meets EN3475-503 requirements. You no longer have to use additional protective sleeving now required for high data rate copper cables installed in cockpit and cabin seats.

Using SAE AS4373™, method 703, we also compared 100-ohm quadrax cables packaged with 4 different jacket types, and the results were undeniable! Our abrasion-resistant cable jacket drastically outperformed PFA and FEP materials for superior cut-through resistance at high temperatures.

Figure 1: Cut-Through Resistance at High Temperatures

GORE Abrasion Resistant Cable Jacket eliminates the need for additional protective sleeving now required for copper cables installed in cockpit and cabin seats.

THINNER. LIGHTER WEIGHT. MORE FLEXIBLE

Another bonus is that our state-of-the-art cable technology is thinner, lighter and more flexible with tighter bendability than alternative materials for improved installation in narrow seat configurations. Routing copper cables packaged with our abrasion-resistant cable jacket will be much easier and faster for maintainers. Despite installation complexities and extreme flight conditions, our jacket won’t crack, split or break.

GORE Abrasion Resistant Cable Jacket ensures all-around, lifetime mechanical protection enabling cables to transmit mission-critical data reliably in the intended application. It’s the ideal jacket for packaging copper cables that support the latest standardized high data rate protocols, like HDMI and more.

Benefits

GORE Abrasion Resistant Cable Jacket provides aircraft system architects and engineers with many benefits that improve electrical and mechanical performance such as:

  • revolutionary fluoropolymer fiber material unmatched in the industry
  • proven superior abrasion and cut-through resistance at high temperatures
  • eliminates need for additional protective sleeving required for copper cables
  • meets strict EN3475-503 and SAE AS4373™-703 requirements for more durability
  • ensures high data rate copper cables perform reliably in intended application
  • expedites installation with thinner, lighter weight construction
  • easier routing in narrow seat configurations due to more flexibility, tighter bending
  • Ideal for packaging GORE Aerospace High Speed Data Cables or industry alternatives

For more information about the benefits of our cables, please contact a Gore representative.

Properties

These values demonstrate the electrical, mechanical and environmental performance of GORE HDMI Cables, 2.0 version packaged with GORE Abrasion Resistant Cable Jacket.

Electrical Property Value
Standard Impedance (Ohms) 100 ± 10
Typical Operating Voltage (V) < 15
Nominal Velocity of Propagation (%) 80
Nominal Time Delay ns/m (ns/ft) 4.10 (1.25)
Capacitance pF/m (pF/ft) 230.0 (70.0)
Maximum Skew Within Pair ps/m (ps/ft) 15.0 (4.6)
Dielectric Withstanding Voltage (Vrms)
  Conductor-to-Conductor
  Conductor-to-Shield
 
1500
1000
Mechanical / Environmental Property Value
Jacket Material Engineered Fluoropolymer Fiber Braid
Jacket Color Black
Conductor Silver-Plated Copper / SPC Alloy
Conductor Color Coding High-Speed Pairs: Blue/White, Brown/White, Green/White, Red/White
Singles: Orange, Violet, White, Yellow
Triad: Gray, Pink, Tan
Dielectric Material ePTFE/PTFE
Cut-Through Resistance kg (lb) (SAE AS4373™-703)
  23°C
  70°C
  150°C
 
122 (270)
73 (160)
59 (130)
Scrape Abrasion Resistance (Cycles) (EN3475-503) 30°C & 55°C / F = 1.2 daN > 8,000
Temperature Range (°C) -65 to +200
PART NUMBER & DRAWING

Download the drawing to view cable characteristics, like diameter, weight, minimum bend radius and insertion loss.

Part Number AWG Size (Stranding)
RCN9195 Data/Drains/Discrete Pairs: 26 (19/38)
Capacitance-Controlled Singles: 28 (19/40)

If you have any questions or to discuss your specific application needs regarding GORE Aerospace High Speed Data Cables packaged with GORE Abrasion Resistant Cable Jacket, please contact a Gore representative.

Qualifications

GORE HDMI Cables, 2.0 version packaged with GORE Abrasion Resistant Cable Jacket has undergone substantial qualification testing to ensure it meets the most current industry standards and our customers’ requirements.

  • ABD0031 (AITM 2.0005); BSS7230; FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part I: Flammability
  • ABD0031 (AITM 3.0005); BSS7239: Toxicity
  • ABD0031 (AITM 3.0008B); BSS7238; FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part V: Smoke Density
  • ANSI/NEMA WC 27500: Environmental Testing, Jacket and Marking
  • EN3475-503: Test Methods for Scrape Abrasion
  • SAE AS4373™: Test Methods for Insulated Electric Wire (Contact Gore for available data)

For more information about the qualifications of our abrasion-resistant cable jacket, please contact a Gore representative.

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