GORE® Aerospace Ethernet Cables for Military Applications

Gore’s cables meet the military aerospace market’s emerging need for higher data rate cables in modern airborne digital networks. Engineered with a robust construction, our cables provide excellent electrical and mechanical performance in a small, lightweight, flexible and routable package that exceeds Cat6a requirements. 

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Overview

As the aerospace industry is demanding faster digital networks with increased performance, Ethernet cables need to provide more reliable signal integrity and deliver high-speed data transmission over greater distances to ensure mission-critical success.

Now approved on the SAE-AS-6070 Qualified Parts List (QPL), GORE Aerospace Ethernet Cables meet the increasing data demands of modern airborne digital networks in military aircraft. Our Cat6a version exceeds electrical requirements and delivers excellent signal integrity with sufficient margin for high-speed data transmission up to 10 gigabits over longer distances.

Easier Installation with Compact Design
Smaller Cat6a Cable Diameter

Smaller Cat6a Cable Diameter

Our Ethernet cables can significantly reduce size and weight while maintaining reliable signal integrity. Our Cat6a version has a compact design that is 24% smaller and 25% lighter than standard Cat6a cables. In fact, this version is proven to save 13 lbs. (5.9 kg) per 1000 ft. The smaller cable diameter also allows for greater flexibility and a tighter bend radius. All of this means that our cables can be easily retrofitted into existing aircraft structures without failing for less maintenance, downtime, and reduced overall costs.

Because of their electrical performance and long transmission distances, our cables can reduce the need for additional signal amplification in your system architecture — further decreasing weight and power requirements.

High-density construction of GORE Aerospace Ethernet Cables
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High-density construction of GORE Aerospace Ethernet Cables

Applications

GORE Aerospace Ethernet Cables are engineered to perform reliably in a variety of applications, including:

  • avionics networks
  • cabin management systems
  • digital video systems
  • Ethernet backbone
  • F-16 upgrades
  • flight management systems

If you have any questions or to discuss your specific application needs, please contact a Gore representative.

Benefits

GORE Aerospace Ethernet Cables provide manufacturers with many benefits that improve electrical and mechanical performance such as:

  • reliable signal integrity with sufficient margin for high-speed data transmission up to 10 gigabits (Gb/s) over longer distances
  • reliable signal transmission for Cat6a requirements up to 80 meters
  • high-speed data transmission over longer distances, minimizing the need for additional signal amplification
  • unique design that provides superior electrical performance with lower attenuation, reduced crosstalk and improved shielding effectiveness
  • high-density construction that is 25% lighter and proven to save 13 lbs. (5.9 kg) per 1000 ft.
  • easy routing in confined spaces with greater flexibility and tighter bend radius due a diameter that is 24% smaller

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

Properties

These values demonstrate the electrical, mechanical and environmental performance of GORE Aerospace Ethernet Cables.

Electrical Property Value
Standard Impedance (ohms) 100 ± 10
Typical Operating Voltage < 15
Velocity of Propagation (nominal) (%) 80
Time Delay (nominal) [ns/m (ns/ft)] - 24 AWG 4.10 (1.25)
Capacitance [pF/m (pF/ft)] 42.6 (13)
Dielectric Withstanding Voltage (Vrms)
  Conductor-to-Conductor
  Conductor-to-Shield
 
1500
1000

 

Mechanical / Environmental Properties Value
Jacket Material Engineered Fluoropolymer
Jacket Color White (Laser Markable)
Conductor Silver-Plated Copper or Silver-Plated Copper Alloy
Conductor Color-Coding Solid Blue/White with Blue Stripe
Solid Orange/White with Orange Stripe
Solid Green/White with Green Stripe
Solid Brown/White with Brown Stripe
Dielectric Material ePTFE/PTFE
Temperature Range (°C) -65 to 200

 

Drawings

Part Numbers

Part Number AWG Size
(Stranding)
RCN8966-24 24 (19/36)
RCN8966-26 26 (19/38)
RCN9034-24 24 (19/36)
RCN9034-28 28 (19/40)
RCN9047-26 26 (19/38)

Qualifications

GORE Aerospace Ethernet Cables meet the stringent specification requirements of military aircraft. They have undergone substantial qualification testing to ensure they meet the specifications of the most current standards and our customers’ requirements.

Complimentary Sample

Our Ethernet cables are now qualified according to the Society for Automotive and Aerospace Engineers (SAE) AS6070/5 and /6 recently released for military and civil applications. This new industry standard supports the AS50881 EWIS (electrical wiring interconnection systems) specification for high-speed data cables.

Fill out a short form to get a complimentary sample of our Ethernet Cat6a cable.

Cable Connector Information

GORE® Aerospace Ethernet Cables

Download Gore’s best practices for terminating GORE Aerospace Ethernet Cables with leading high-speed aerospace connectors and related electrical data for cable-connector compatibility. 

Download an assembly drawing for connector part numbers.

Note: Drawing is for reference only to provide customers with relevant information related to connector options included in Gore’s best practices for terminating cable assemblies. Gore does not build assemblies specified in the drawing.

Cable Routing Simulator

Gore has been a long-time supporter of testing our products extensively to show how reliably they perform in real-world conditions before launching them to market. So, we designed a cable routing simulator to evaluate the effects of severe bending on high-speed data cables while being routed through an airframe. Testing characteristics such as return loss and crosstalk after routing through the simulator verifies whether a cable can withstand complex installation challenges that can degrade signal integrity and lead to failures over time. Now, military aircraft manufacturers can be sure they’re getting a robust Ethernet cable that delivers superior performance over the life of the aircraft — ultimately reducing maintenance, downtime, and total costs.

For more information about our Cable Routing Simulator, download the white paper.

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Press Release

Gore Honored by Military & Aerospace Electronics 2017 Innovators Awards Program

Posted November 14, 2017

Gore announced today that its GORE® Aerospace Ethernet Cables were recognized by the judges of the annual Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards program.

Event

Preview Failure-Free GORE® Aerospace Cables and Materials at 2017 ASE/Cribbins Symposiums

November 13, 2017 - November 16, 2017

Come by Booth 315 at this year’s Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE)/Cribbins Symposiums on November 13-16 to see new and proven high-performance aerospace solutions from Gore.

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Gore at AUSA Meeting & Exposition 2017

October 9, 2017 - October 11, 2017

Visit us at Booth 2733 at the 2017 AUSA Meeting & Exposition to see the latest GORE® Military Fabrics and GORE® Cables and Materials for military and defense applications.

Press Release

Gore Exhibits Next-Gen Fabrics and High-Performance Cables & Materials for Military and Defense Applications at 2017 AUSA

Posted October 2, 2017

Gore will be exhibiting products from both GORE® Military Fabrics and GORE® Cables and Materials engineered to perform reliably on the battlefield and in the air at the 2017 AUSA, October 9-11, Washington, D.C., Booth 2733.

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