GORE® Aerospace Fiber Optic Cables for Civil Applications

Gore has packaged the standard fiber optic cable in a unique construction that improves all aspects of performance to meet the civil industry’s ever-increasing data needs. With an exceptional balance of properties, our cables deliver improved reliability and extended service life in a more robust construction without sacrificing size or weight.

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Overview

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.

Added Durability

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
Robust construction of GORE® Aerospace Fiber Optic Cables
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Applications

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
  • transceivers
  • weather radar systems

Benefits

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 -60 to 135 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.

Properties

These values demonstrate the electrical, mechanical and environmental performance of GORE® Aerospace Fiber Optic Cables.

Electrical Property Value
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
Core Type Multi-mode
Coating Type High-temperature Acrylate
Dielectric Material ePTFE/PTFE
Temperature Range (°C) -60 to 135

 

* Contact a Gore representative for a bend-insensitive fiber option or specific fiber glass type.

1.8 MM Simplex

Specifications
Part Number Core/ Cladding/ Coating* Jacket Color Nominal Outer Diameter
mm (in)
Minimum Bend Radius
mm (in)
Nominal Weight
(g/m)
Tensile Strength
(N max)
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.

Specifications
P/N Core Type Core/Cladding/
Coating
Jacket
Color
Coating
Type
Nominal
Weight
(g/m)
Operating
Wavelength
(Typical)
RT Loss at
Operating
Wavelength
Maximum
Temperature
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

 

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Stop by Table 8 at this year’s forum to see our high-performance aerospace solutions that ensure the success of EVERY mission.

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High-Performance GORE® Aerospace Cables for Military Applications on Display at 2018 JSWAG Forum

Posted April 26, 2018

Gore will be featuring their collection of high-performance GORE® Aerospace Cables for military applications at the 2018 JSWAG (Joint Services Wiring Action Group) Forum in Austin, TX, May 1-3, Table 8.

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