GORE® Cable Protection Systems for Defense Aircraft

Extremely durable jacket systems with some of the highest levels of protection for packaging copper wires and fiber optics that OEMs and system suppliers want and need. They’re engineered to resist crushing and abrasion in thinner, lighter, flexible designs to eliminate damage from installation and operation.

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Cable Protection Systems for Aircraft

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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.

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
  • 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.

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) -60 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 7.0 (0.28)
FON1580 9.0 (0.35)
FON1599 18.0 (0.71)

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.

Qualifications

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

Resources

Recent News

Event

Gore at 2019 JSWAG/JAvFOWG Technical Interchange Forum

March 11, 2019 - March 14, 2019

Gore will be attending this invitation-only forum to exhibit GORE® Aerospace Cables that ensure aircraft survivability and warfighter readiness and safety. 

Press Release

Gore Offering Fast, Two-Day Turnaround For Complimentary Tethered Drone Cable Samples

Posted January 28, 2019

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) has announced that complimentary samples of GORE® Tethered Drone Cables are now available with short lead times and can be shipped within two business days from the date of the request. Ideal for prototyping and evaluation, samples are available in 16-, 20- and 24-AWG configurations, with length options of 5, 10 and 15 feet.

Event

See Gore’s Advanced Technical Solutions for Military & Defense at the 2018 Cribbins/ASE Symposiums

November 13, 2018 - November 16, 2018

Come by Booth 103 at this year’s symposiums to check out Gore’s advanced technical solutions for military and defense applications.

Press Release

Gore Showing Advanced Technical Solutions for Military & Defense Applications at 2018 Cribbins/ASE Symposiums

Posted November 8, 2018

Gore will be featuring their selection of advanced technical solutions for military and defense applications at the 2018 Cribbins and Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE) Symposiums in Huntsville, Alabama on November 13-16, Booth 103.

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