Overview

HIGH-BANDWIDTH SIGNALS

With higher bandwidth requirements rising in vectronics, cables must transfer lots of data and video reliably so troops can maintain communications and react accordingly to the situation at hand. Cables also must be smaller and lighter to fit in limited vehicle areas.

GORE Fiber Optic Cables offer various Simplex and ribbon versions with single- and multi-mode core types up to OM5 to meet your specific application needs. Delivering strong signals, each version can easily accommodate the military’s bandwidth-intensive requirements to support next-generation vehicle data and video architecture.

IMPRESSIVE LEVEL OF ROBUSTNESS

Our fiber optic cables have a higher level of robustness that protects the fiber core. They’re proven to guard against rigorous installation, crushing force, high-intensity vibration, extreme temperatures, mechanical shock, various landscapes and geographies, plus more. All of our versions meet and even exceed stringent industry standards for durability and optical performance.

Unlike alternatives, our cables are smaller, lighter and routable without losing their strength and signal quality. They balance strength, size, weight and flexibility to maintain fast, stable data and video transfer even in complex, space-limiting installation scenarios.

Whether you choose our robust Simplex or ribbon versions, GORE Fiber Optic Cables offer troops complete reliability in vectronics for combat readiness, safety and effectiveness.

Features & Benefits

GORE Fiber Optic Cables are engineered with unique features that make them more durable against challenging environmental factors and in-vehicle conditions, including:

  • impact/crush-resistant buffering systems
  • chemically inert and temperature-resistant materials
  • space-saving, highly flexible cable diameters

Our cables provide vehicle system architects and engineers with many benefits that improve electrical, mechanical and environmental performance such as:

  • secure, high bandwidth data/video transmission with low optical loss
  • high level of robustness and extended life with unique buffering systems
  • proven to resist high impact, crushing, abrasion, vibration, shock and more
  • easier routing with more flexibility and tighter bend capability
  • save weight and space with smaller, lighter constructions
  • variety of single/multi-mode core types up to OM5 to meet application needs
  • compatible with a variety of high-speed connector systems and backshells
  • selected pre-qualified samples with short lead times for prototyping and evaluation
  • low risk based on validated product performance in real-world conditions

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

1.8 mm Simplex

HIGH IMPACT & CRUSH RESISTANCE

Built with a remarkable buffering system, our most popular fiber optic cable is proven to resist high weight impact, crushing, abrasion and kinking compared to alternative cables. This award-winning version is also proven to endure high-intensity vibration and mechanical shock in extreme temperatures without optical loss.

Our rugged, compact 1.8 mm Simplex cables meet STANAG 4754 requirements for NATO military vehicle architectures and exceed new stringent EN4641-301 standards for added durability. Their materials reduce the force needed to move the cable’s fiber under compression, optimizing installation and signal transmission while enhancing termination with many standard high speed connector systems.

PROVEN PERFORMANCE ACROSS MILITARY APPLICATIONS

GORE Fiber Optic Cables (1.8 mm Simplex) accommodate the most bandwidth-intensive vehicle applications, like:

  • digital video systems
  • Ethernet backbone
  • high bandwidth In-LRU datapaths
  • in-vehicle networking
  • intercom/radio systems
  • sensor/processor connectivity
  • transceivers
  • vectronics digital networks

Our cables can also be terminated with a variety of leading high-speed connector systems, like ARINC, MIL-STD-38999, and MIL-PRF-29504. If you have any questions or to discuss your specific application needs, including a bend-sensitive fiber option or particular fiberglass type, contact a Gore representative today.

These values demonstrate the optical, mechanical and environmental performance of GORE Fiber Optic Cables (1.8 mm Simplex) for defense land systems.

Optical Property Value
Maximum Optical Loss at 1300 nm dB/km 4.0
Maximum Optical Loss at 1310 nm dB/km 3.0

 

Mechanical / Environmental Property Value
Jacket Material PFA
Jacket Color Violet or Yellow
Core Type Single Mode or Multi-Mode, Graded Index
Coating Type High-Temperature Acrylate
Buffering System Expanded PTFE/Crush-Resistant Layer
OD: 900 microns (Nominal)
Temperature Range °C -65 to +135

We invite you to download our drawings to view cable characteristics, like diameter sizes, weight, minimum bend radii and tensile strength values.

Part Number Mode Type Core/Cladding/Coating
GSC-13-84689-04 SM (Single Mode) 9/125/245
GSC-13-84689-07 SM (Single Mode) 9/125/245
GSC-13-84640-04 OM1 (Multi-Mode, Graded Index) 62.5/125/245
GSC-13-84640-07 OM1 (Multi-Mode, Graded Index) 62/125/245
GSC-13-84639-04 OM2 (Multi-Mode, Graded Index) 50/125/245
GSC-13-84639-07 OM2 (Multi-Mode, Graded Index) 50/125/245
GSC-13-84943-04 OM3 (Multi-Mode, Graded Index) 50/125/245
GSC-13-84943-07 OM3 (Multi-Mode, Graded Index) 50/125/245
GSC-13-84943-17 OM3 (Multi-Mode, Graded Index) 50/125/245
GSC-13-85423-04 OM4 (Multi-Mode, Graded Index) 50/125/245
GSC-13-85423-07 OM4 (Multi-Mode, Graded Index) 50/125/245
GSC-13-85868-04 OM5 (Multi-Mode, Graded Index) 50/125/245
GSC-13-85868-07 OM5 (Multi-Mode, Graded Index) 50/125/245

GORE Fiber Optic Cables (1.8 mm Simplex) for Defense Land Systems have undergone substantial qualification testing to ensure they meet the most current industry standards and our customers’ requirements.

  • STANAG 4754: NATO Generic Vehicle Architecture (NGVA) for Land Systems
  • ABD0031 (AITM 2.0005); BSS7230; FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part I: Flammability
  • ABD0031 (AITM 3.0008B); BSS7238; FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part V: Smoke Density
  • ARINC 802-3; Performance Requirements (GSC-13-84639, GSC-13-84640, GSC-13-84943)
  • BSS7239: Toxicity
  • EN3745-513; JN1177: Test Methods for Crush Resistance (GSC-13-84943-07)

Fill out a short form to get samples of our prequalified cables in 48 hours for prototyping and evaluation. For more information about the qualifications of our cables and complimentary samples, contact a Gore representative today.

Construction of Gore’s Fiber Optic Cables, 1.8 mm Simplex
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Secondary ePTFE layer

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Crush-resistant layers of GORE Fiber Optic Cables (1.8 mm Simplex)

1.2 mm Simplex

Rugged Buffering System

This version of our fiber optic cables delivers stable optical performance with low loss for transferring high-speed digital data on vectronics networks. Thanks to the rugged, thin buffering system, our 1.2 mm Simplex combats routing, vibration, shock and tension that can severely impact overall system performance in vehicles.

PROVEN PERFORMANCE ACROSS MILITARY APPLICATIONS

Designed for long-distance data transfer and high-bandwidth demands, GORE Fiber Optic Cables (1.2 mm Simplex) prove dependable in many applications, like:

  • digital video systems
  • Ethernet backbone
  • inside-the-box/laser pigtail
  • intercom/radio systems
  • strain-gauge systems
  • transceivers
  • vehicle management/mission systems

Our cables can also be terminated with a variety of leading high-speed connector systems and backshells, like ARINC, MIL-STD-38999, and MIL-PRF-29504. If you have any questions or to discuss your specific application needs, contact a Gore representative today.

These values demonstrate the optical, mechanical and environmental performance of GORE Fiber Optic Cables (1.2 mm Simplex) for defense land systems.

Optical Property Value
FON1002 FON1003 FON1253 FON1307 FON1371
Maximum Optical Loss at 1300 nm (dB/km) ≤ 1.5 ≤ 0.7
Maximum Optical Loss at 1310 nm (dB/km) ≤ 0.7 ≤ 1.5 ≤ 0.4
Mechanical / Environmental
Property
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FON1002 FON1003 FON1253 FON1307 FON1371
Jacket Material Extruded FEP
Jacket Color Blue
Core Type Single Mode or Multi-Mode, Graded Index
Coating Type Polyimide High-Temperature Acrylate
Buffering System PTFE
Temperature Range °C -65 to +200 -65 to +200 -65 to +200 -65 to +200 -55 to +125

We invite you to download our drawings to view cable characteristics, like diameter sizes, weight, minimum bend radii and tensile strength values.

Part Number Mode Type Core/Cladding/Coating
FON1002 SM (Single Mode) 9/125/155
FON1003 OM1 (Multi-Mode, Graded Index) 62.5/125/155
FON1253 SM (Single Mode) 9/125/250
FON1307 OM2 (Multi-Mode, Graded Index) 50/125/250
FON1371 OM1 (Multi-Mode, Graded Index) 62.5/125/250

GORE Fiber Optic Cables (1.2 mm Simplex) for Defense Land Systems have undergone substantial qualification testing to ensure they meet the most current industry standards and our customers’ requirements.

  • ABD0031 (AITM 2.0005); BSS7230-F6; BSS7324-7.25; FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part I: Flammability
  • ABD0031 (AITM 3.0008B); BSS7238; FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part V: Smoke Density
  • ABD0031 (AITM 3.0005); BSS7239: Toxicity
  • MIL-STD-202, Method 103: Humidity
  • MIL-STD-810, Method 509: Salt Fog
  • MIL-STD-810, Method 510: Sand and Dust

Fill out a short form to get samples of our prequalified cables in 48 hours for prototyping and evaluation. For more information about the qualifications of our cables and complimentary samples, contact a Gore representative today.

Gore’s 1.2 mm Simplex Fiber Optic Cables
GORE Fiber Optic Cables (1.2 mm Simplex)

900 micron (µm)

Robustness with Reduced Shrink Back

Like our other Simplex versions, these cables provide a high level of crush resistance to protect sensitive vectronics. They also drastically reduce shrink back, along with shortening sample termination times. Without ever failing, our robust cables deliver quality signals with minimal loss during maintenance and operation.

Our 900 micron version also proves to be an excellent choice for inside-the-box applications because they’re slender, flexible and easy to route.

PROVEN PERFORMANCE ACROSS MILITARY APPLICATIONS

With an ideal blend of slender, light size and robust construction, GORE Fiber Optic Cables (900 micron) reliably support high-speed data transfer in several applications, like:

  • inside-the-box
  • outside-the-box
  • transceivers

Our cables can also be terminated with a variety of leading high-speed connector systems and backshells, like ARINC, MIL-STD-38999, and MIL-PRF-2950. If you have any questions or to discuss your specific application needs, including fiber options packaged with GORE® Cable Protection Systems for outside-the-box applications, contact a Gore representative today.

These values demonstrate the optical, mechanical and environmental performance of GORE Fiber Optic Cables (900 micron) for defense land systems.

Optical Property Value
Maximum Optical Loss at 850 nm (dB/km) 3.0
Maximum Optical Loss at 1310 nm (dB/km) 1.0
Mechanical / Environmental Property Value
Jacket Material PEEK
Jacket Color Tan
Core Type Single Mode or Multi-Mode
Coating Type High-Temperature Acrylate
Buffering System Expanded PTFE
Temperature Range °C -60 to +135

We invite you to download our drawings to view cable characteristics, like diameter sizes, weight, minimum bend radii and tensile strength values.

Part Number Mode Type Core/Cladding/Coating
GSC-13-85067-00 OM1 (Multi-Mode) 62.5/125/245
GSC-13-85424-00 OM4 (Multi-Mode) 50/125/245
GSC-13-85375-00 SM (Single-Mode) 9/125/245
GSC-13-85869-00 OM5 (Multi-Mode) 50/125/245

GORE Fiber Optic Cables (900 micron) for Defense Land 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 3.0008B); BSS7238; FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part V: Smoke Density
  • ABD0031 (AITM 3.0005); BSS7239: Toxicity
  • ARINC 802-3: Performance Requirements (GSC-13-85067-00)

Fill out a short form to get samples of our prequalified cables in 48 hours for prototyping and evaluation. For more information about the qualifications of our cables and complimentary samples, contact a Gore representative today.

Gore’s 900 micron Fiber Optic Cables

GORE Fiber Optic Cables (900 micron)

12-Fiber Ribbon

RIGHT AMOUNT OF RUGGEDNESS

Available in three versions, each is ruggedly manufactured with a composite buffering system proven to withstand volatile conditions that military vehicles typically experience during maintenance and operation. They bring consistent signal integrity with low optical loss and offer uninterrupted high-speed data and video transmission long after alternatives have succumbed to their environment.

In a rugged, slim, flexible package, our 12 fiber ribbon cables are suitable for routing and operation in applications ranging from inside-the-box to outside the vehicle.

PROVEN PERFORMANCE ACROSS MILITARY APPLICATIONS

Each version of GORE Fiber Optic Ribbon Cables offers the right amount of ruggedness to maximize protection and performance in a variety of applications, like:

  • digital video systems
  • Ethernet backbone
  • Transceivers
  • vectronics digital networks

Our cables can also be terminated with a variety of standard high-speed MT connector systems and backshells. If you have any questions or to discuss your specific application needs, contact a Gore representative today.

These values demonstrate the optical, mechanical and environmental performance of GORE Fiber Optic Ribbon Cables for defense land systems. Our part numbers are identified by an asterisk (*) designating the core type, followed by an asterisk designating the number of fibers (i.e., 4, 8, or 12). Also, optical values are typical.

For exact part number values and more options, contact a Gore representative.

Optical Property Value
FON1214/*/* FON1256/*/* FON1551 FOA8100/*/*
Typical Application Inside-the-Box Outside-the-Box
Maximum Optical Loss at 850 nm dB/km ≤ 4.0 ≤ 2.3 ≤ 3.5 ≤ 2.3
Jacket Material Engineered Fluoropolymer Extruded PVDF Extruded PVDF with Strength Member
Jacket Color White Orange
Core Type Single Mode, Multi-Mode, or Multi-Mode, Graded Index Multi-Mode, or Multi-Mode, Graded Index
Coating Type Acrylate High-Temperature Acrylate High-Temperature Acrylate
Buffering System PTFE PTFE
Temperature Range °C -60 to +85 -55 to +125 -55 to +125 -60 to +125

We invite you to download our drawings to view cable characteristics, like diameter sizes, weight, minimum bend radii and tensile strength values.

Part Number Core Type Core/Cladding/Coating
FON1214/1/* OM1 (Multi-Mode, Graded Index) 62.5/125/245
FON1214/2/* SM (Single Mode) 9.5/125/245
FON1214/4/* OM2 (Multi-Mode, Graded Index) 50/125/245
FON1214/5/* OM3 (Multi-Mode) 50/125/245
FON1214/6/* OM4 (Multi-Mode) 50/125/245
FON1256/*/* OM1-OM3 (Multi-Mode) 50/125/245, 62/125/245
FON1551 OM2 (Multi-Mode, Graded Index) 50/125/245
FOA8100/*/* OM3 (Multi-Mode) 50/125/245

 

GORE Fiber Optic Ribbon Cables for Defense Land 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 3.0008B); BSS7238; FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part V: Smoke Density
  • ABD0031 (AITM 3.0005); BSS7239: Toxicity
  • MIL-STD-202, Method 103: Humidity
  • MIL-STD-810, Method 509: Salt Fog
  • MIL-STD-810, Method 510: Sand and Dust

Fill out a short form to get samples of our prequalified cables in 48 hours for prototyping and evaluation. For more information about the qualifications of our cables and complimentary samples, contact a Gore representative today.

Construction of Gore’s 12-Fiber Ribbon Cables
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Unique Buffering Systems of GORE Fiber Optic Ribbon Cables

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Offered in robust Simplex and ribbon versions, GORE Fiber Optic Cables meet the military’s bandwidth intensive mission requirements. For more information or to discuss your specific application needs, contact a Gore representative today.

If you’re ready to order, visit our list of distributors and explore our sample inventory to learn more about selected products and lead times. Prequalified complimentary samples are available within 48 hours for prototyping and evaluation.

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