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.
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
- resistant to 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
- thinner, lighter jacket design saves weight on aircraft and reduces overall costs
- designed 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.
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)||-60 to +260|
Part Numbers & Drawings
Download the drawings to view cable characteristics, like diameter, weight and minimum bend radius.
If you have any questions or discuss your specific application needs regarding GORE Aerospace High Speed Data Cables packaged with GORE Cable Protection Systems, please contact a Gore representative.
GORE Cable Protection Systems have 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
- SAE AS81914™/1-6: Plastic Convoluted Tubing Requirements
For more information about the qualifications of our cable protection systems, please contact a Gore representative
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W. L. Gore & Associates has launched its updated GORE® Microwave/RF Assembly Builder, a step-by-step tool that allows the user to configure and request a quote for an assembly with a variety of connector & cable options, assembly lengths, and frequencies.
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W. L. Gore & Associates will showcase a broad portfolio of GORE® Space Cables and Assemblies for traditional and NewSpace applications at Satellite 2020 in Washington, DC on March 9 to 12 in Booth 1731.