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

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Explore Gore’s Next-Gen Defense Solutions at Eurosatory 2024

Visit Hall 5A H215 at this year’s show in Paris, France, from June 17-24 to check out GORE® High Speed Data Cables that ensure mission success, survivability and safety. Reserve time now for a private meeting with a Gore specialist at the show to talk about your latest system design challenges and future needs.

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Visit Gore at the Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit (AAAA)

Stop by Booth 1218 to see our demos and learn how GORE® Cables and Materials perform reliably despite Army airframe and aviation challenges. We’re eager to hear about your latest systems and collaborate with you to deliver solutions that ensure mission success and protect our aircrew.

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W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES TO PRESENT NEW MOSA PAPER AT GVSETS CONFERENCE

Posted August 11, 2023

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) will present a new Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) technical paper at the Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering & Technology Symposium & Modernization Update (GVSETS) on Tuesday, August 15, in Novi, Mich.

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Meet Gore at the Paris Air Show

Visit our Booth 2C-C358 to see GORE® Cables and Materials that have been proven and trusted over time in fighter jets, rotorcraft and passenger airliners. Reserve your time slot now for a 1-on-1 discussion to talk with us about your latest airframe and aviation system developments.

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