Overview

Copper and fiber optic cables are often exposed to demanding aircraft environments, like difficult routing, extreme temperatures, and constant vibration. OEMs and system suppliers are now demanding more protection for cables, so they don't get damaged and fail in these extreme environments. But, they also want to package cables in thinner, lighter materials to save weight in aircraft.

Higher Level of Protection

Built with materials that are extremely resistant to crushing and abrasion, GORE Cable Protection Systems provide some of the highest levels of durability available in the industry today. They can easily handle extreme flight conditions, plus corrosive chemicals and fluids typically used in the industry.

Quick & Easy Installation

Copper and fiber can float freely within our cable protection systems without getting damaged during complex routing in cable runs and sharp edges in airframes. Our cable protection systems are a great deal thinner and lighter with high flexibility. They also offer tight bending capability that is bend limiting, so installers can route cables without exceeding the minimum bend radius.

Overall, installers will find it quicker and easier to route copper and fiber packaged with our cable protection systems in less space without having to worry about breakage or failure, which means less time and money for maintenance.

To view Gore’s best practices for terminating, view the Termination Instructions for GORE® Cable Protection Systems as a guide in conjunction with current backshell manufacturing instructions.

Benefits

GORE Cable Protection Systems provide aircraft system architects and engineers with many benefits that improve mechanical performance such as:

  • higher levels of durability eliminate damage from installation and operation
  • resist crushing, abrasion, and other harsh aircraft conditions
  • enable copper/fiber to move freely within the cable protection system
  • easier routing due to high flexibility and tighter bending ability without exceeding MBR
  • save weight and cost due to thinner, lighter cable jacket design
  • designed for packaging GORE Aerospace High Speed Data Cables or industry alternatives

For more information about the benefits of our cable protection systems, please contact a Gore representative

Properties

These values demonstrate the mechanical and environmental performance of GORE Cable Protection Systems.

Mechanical / Environmental Property Value
Jacket Material ePTFE / PTFE
Jacket Color Black with Violet Stripes
Temperature Range (°C) -65 to +260
Part Numbers & Drawings

Download the drawings to view cable characteristics like diameter, weight and minimum bend radius.

Part Number Overall Size mm (in)
FON1594 7.2 (0.29)
FON1580 9.4 (0.37)
FON1611 13.5 (0.53)
FON1612 17.1 (0.68)

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

Qualifications

GORE Cable Protection Systems have undergone substantial qualification testing to ensure they meet 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
  • SAE AS81914™/1-6: Plastic Convoluted Tubing Requirements

For more information about the qualifications of our cable protection systems, please contact a Gore representative

Resources

Recent News

Press Release

W. L. Gore & Associates Data Cables Earn German VG Military Qualification

Posted September 14, 2021

Gore announced today several of its next-generation data cable products for aerospace and defense applications have earned an important qualification. The prestigious VG designation from the Bundeswehr, Germany’s unified armed forces as well as related civilian administrative and procurement organizations, is expected to facilitate further adoption of these cables for military use.

Press Release

W. L. Gore & Associates Offers Ultra-low-loss 12G-SDI Coaxial Video Cable for Defense Applications

Posted September 10, 2021

Gore announced the expansion of its Coaxial Cables line for defense land system applications. The new product is smaller and lighter than previous offerings, yet capable of transmitting ultra-high-definition (UHD) 4K video with excellent shielding from radio frequency interference.

Event

W. L. Gore & Associates Exhibiting Virtually at IMS2021

June 20, 2021 - June 25, 2021

Gore is exhibiting virtually at this year’s International Microwave Symposium (IMS), and you’re invited to visit our virtual booth. We’ll describe how our proven portfolio of durable microwave/RF test assemblies delivers stable and consistent performance for reliable 5G test results.

Press Release

GORE Honored by BAE Systems with Silver Supplier Award

Posted April 26, 2021

Gore announced today it was named a Silver Supplier for exceptional performance and contributions to supply chain success in 2020 by BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems sector.

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