With the advancements in modern digital networks and passenger demand for faster access to in-flight entertainment (IFE), cables need to deliver higher data rates over longer distances. At the same time, they need to provide consistent power performance and signal integrity in less space.
GORE Aerospace Fiber Optic Cables withstand the challenging environments they encounter throughout an aircraft’s service life. They deliver excellent signal integrity for high-speed data transmission in a wide range of temperatures.
Gore has developed proprietary technologies that allow fluoropolymers to be engineered so it can withstand a wide variety of environmental and mechanical challenges. The unique dual buffering system in the construction of our fiber optic cables resists crushing, kinking and abrasion while maintaining excellent signal integrity before and after installation with attenuation less than 0.2 dB/m. The enhanced durability of our cables allow for lower force to move the fiber under compression while still maintaining excellent signal transmission. Also, our cables provide greater flexibility with a tight bend radius for easy routing in confined spaces of an aircraft.
Robust construction of GORE® Aerospace Fiber Optic Cables
GORE Aerospace Fiber Optic Cables are engineered to perform reliably in a variety of civil aerospace applications, including:
- avionics networks
- cabin management systems
- digital video systems
- flight management systems
- in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems
- Ethernet backbone
- weather radar systems
GORE Aerospace Fiber Optic Cables provide manufacturers with many benefits that improve electrical and mechanical performance such as:
- excellent signal integrity before and after installation with attenuation less than 0.2 dB/M
- high-speed data transmission over longer distances, minimizing the need for additional signal amplification
- added durability due to unique dual buffering system for extended service life
- reliable performance in temperatures ranging from -60⁰ to 135⁰ C
- highly flexible with a tight bend radius for easy routing in confined spaces
- increased fiber movement under compression for improved termination with standard connectors
For more information about the benefits of our cables, please contact a Gore representative.
These values demonstrate the electrical, mechanical and environmental performance of GORE® Aerospace Fiber Optic Cables.
|Maximum Optical Loss at 850 nm (dB/km)||4.0|
|Maximum Optical Loss at 1310 nm (dB/km)||3.0|
|Mechanical / Environmental Property||Value|
|Jacket Material||Engineered Fluoropolymer|
|Coating Type||High-temperature Acrylate|
|Temperature Range (°C)||-60 to 135|
1.8 MM Simplex
|Part Number||Core/ Cladding/ Coating*||Jacket Color||Nominal Outer Diameter
|Minimum Bend Radius
|GSC-13-84639-04||50/125/245||Yellow||1.8 (0.07)||18.0 (0.71)||4.0||200|
|GSC-13-84639-07||50/125/245||Purple||1.8 (0.07)||18.0 (0.71)||4.0||200|
|GSC-13-84640-04||62.5/125/245 Y||Yellow||1.8 (0.07)||18.0 (0.71)||4.0||200|
|GSC-13-84640-07||62.5/125/245||Purple||1.8 (0.07)||18.0 (0.71)||4.0||200|
1.2 MM Simplex
Gore’s legacy 1.2 MM Simplex incorporates a variety of optical fibers in a rugged construction making it an ideal replacement for 900 µm buffered fiber. The design can accept any optical fiber with a coating diameter of 150 µm to 250 µm.
This version is well-suited for inside-the-box or laser pigtail applications and compatible with standard aerospace connectors such as Deutsch MC5, Radiall Luxcis, Diamond AVIM and MIL-T-29504 contacts.
GORE Aerospace Fiber Optic Cables are available through several global distributors in a variety of standard sizes. We also offers custom cables and terminated assemblies. For more information, please contact a Gore representative.
|RT Loss at
|FON1009||Single-Mode||9/125/250||Blue||Acrylate||2.5||1310 nm||< 1.4 dB/km||85° C|
|FON1036||Multi-Mode||50/125/250||Blue||Acrylate||2.5||1310 nm||< 1.8 dB/km||85° C|
|FON1008||Multi-Mode||62.5/125/250||Blue||Acrylate||2.5||1310 nm||< 1.7 dB/km||85° C|
|FON1253||Single-Mode||9/125/250||Blue||Acrylate||2.5||1310 nm||< 1.4 dB/km||125° C|
|FON1307||Multi-Mode||50/125/250||Blue||Acrylate||2.5||1310 nm||< 1.8 dB/km||125° C|
|FON1371||Multi-Mode||62.5/125/250||Blue||Acrylate||2.5||1310 nm||< 1.7 dB/km||125° C|
|FON1002||Single-Mode||9/125/155||Blue||Polymide||2.5||1310 nm||< 1.7 dB/km||200° C|
|FON1003||Multi-Mode||62.5/125/155||Blue||Polymide||2.5||1310 nm||< 2.5 dB/km||200° C|
Watch these videos and more on YouTube of Gore engineers demonstrating the durability of GORE Aerospace Fiber Optic Cables.
Gore will be attending this invitation-only forum to exhibit GORE® Aerospace Cables that ensure aircraft survivability and warfighter readiness and safety.
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.
Come by Booth 103 at this year’s symposiums to check out Gore’s advanced technical solutions for military and defense applications.
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.