Overview

Proven superior durability

Military aerospace standards now require high-speed copper cables connected to avionics to meet new, more stringent durability requirements. But, adding more durability often includes thicker, heaver cable materials that can weigh aircraft down. Plus, bulky aviation cables can be stiff, inflexible and hard to route in narrow pathways, especially in seats.

Gore offers a true, one-of-a-kind jacket for packaging high data rate cables that meets both new and existing standards without sacrificing size, weight or signal transmission performance.

GORE Abrasion Resistant Cable Jacket features a revolutionary fluoropolymer that meets EN3475-503 requirements. With our durable jacket, you no longer have to use additional protective sleeving now required for copper wires installed in cockpit and cabin seats.

Using SAE AS4373™, Method 703, we compared our 100-ohm quadrax cables wrapped with our abrasion-resistant jacket against alternatives. As we expected, the results were undeniable! Our rugged cable jacket drastically outperformed PFA and FEP materials for superior cut-through resistance at high temperatures without cracking, splitting or breaking.

Cut-Through Resistant at High Temperatures
Cut-Through Resistant 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 & MORE FLEXIBLE

Another bonus is that our state-of-the-art materials technology is thinner, lighter weight and more flexible with tighter bendability than commonly used aerospace materials. Aircraft maintainers will find that routing copper wires and cables packaged with our jacket improves installation in tight configurations.

Solve all typical installation and mission challenges with a rugged cable jacket that promises all-around, lifetime mechanical protection. Select GORE Abrasion Resistant Cable Jacket for packaging your copper wires supporting the latest high speed data protocols, like HDMI and more.

Features & Benefits

GORE Abrasion Resistant Cable Jacket is engineered with unique features that make it more durable against challenging environmental factors and aircraft conditions, including:

  • revolutionary fluoropolymer fiber material unmatched in the industry
  • abrasion-resistant, cut-through resistant and chemically inert material
  • thinner, lighter weight, highly flexible jacket design

Our cable jacket provides aircraft system architects and engineers with many benefits that improve electrical, mechanical and environmental performance such as:

  • meets strict EN3475-503 and SAE AS4373™ requirements for added durability
  • superior abrasion- and cut-through-resistance at high temps than other materials
  • eliminates the need for protective sleeving required for copper cables
  • allows copper wires to transmit high-speed data reliably in intended application
  • saves weight and expedites installation because of thinner, lighter material
  • simplifies routing in narrow seat structures due to more flexibility, tighter bending
  • ideal for packaging GORE High Speed Data Cables or industry alternatives

For more information about the features and benefits of our cable jacket, contact a Gore representative today.

Properties

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

Electrical Property Value
Transmission Speed Gb Up to 18
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 Expanded PTFE/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

We invite you to download our drawing for GORE HDMI Cables, 2.0 version packaged with GORE Abrasion Resistant Cable Jacket to view characteristics, like diameter size, weight, minimum bend radius and insertion loss values.

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

Qualifications

GORE Abrasion Resistant Cable Jacket for Defense Aircraft 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
  • 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 cable jacket, contact a Gore representative today.

More Information

LEARN MORE ABOUT GORE ABRASION RESISTANT CABLE JACKET OR ORDER NOW

High data rate copper wires supporting protocols like HDMI 2.0 packaged with GORE Abrasion Resistant Cable Jacket is the only proven reliable solution when the military wants the highest abrasion- and cut-through resistance. For more information or to discuss your specific characteristic limits and application needs, contact a Gore defense aircraft representative today. Or, place your order now by reaching out to a trusted distributor.

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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.

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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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November 15, 2021 - November 17, 2021

We’re excited to be able to meet and talk in person again after so many virtual meetings! Stop by Booth 609 to talk with us about your latest aviation and airframe system developments. And you don’t want to miss our latest Fiber Optic Cables Demonstration, so come by and ask to see it.

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W. L. Gore & Associates High Performance Aerospace Wires Set Gold Standard With Industry Award

Posted November 8, 2021

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) announced today that its GORE® High Performance Aerospace Wires, GWN3000 Series, were recognized among the 2021 Military & Aerospace Electronics Technology Innovators Awards. An independent panel of esteemed judges from the aerospace and defense community recognized Gore as a gold honoree for the second consecutive year. The company’s PHASEFLEX® Microwave/RF Test Assemblies were recognized in 2020.

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