GORE® Aerospace Fibre Channel Cables for Military Applications

High-speed interconnects from Gore enhance noise immunity and EMI suppression in a small, lightweight and flexible design. Proven on many military airborne platforms, our robust cables maintain consistent signal integrity for high-speed data transmission over longer distances in the harshest aerospace environments.

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Overview

Today’s military aircraft environment requires cables that can transmit loads of data faster over longer distances in advanced avionics to ensure the successful completion of any mission. Military aircraft are also subjected to challenging flight conditions such as extreme temperatures, tricky wiring in less space and harsh contaminants. Cables are the lifeline of electronic systems and can easily fail if they get damaged or break putting the entire mission and flight crew at risk.

Consistent Signal Integrity

GORE Aerospace Fibre Channel Cables enhance noise immunity and EMI suppression while maintaining consistent signal integrity in the toughest flight conditions. We use the field cancellation properties of a balanced cable design, so our high-speed interconnects can transmit two differential signals within the same shield without interfering with each other. Also, the chemical- and temperature-resistant materials in their construction boost durability and protection against harsh conditions and contaminants. In fact, our cables are proven on many military airborne platforms such as an F-16, F-18, and AV8B.

Reduced Size and Weight with Gore’s Materials
Low-dielectric cable geometry

Smaller Quad Cable Diameter

Our innovative fluoropolymer technologies deliver cables that have a smaller diameter compared to conventional cables. Our fibre channel cables have a quad design that’s approximately 40% smaller, which also makes them lighter weight without sacrificing mechanical robustness, so they’ll last over the aircraft lifetime. They’re also more flexible with a tighter bend radius making aircraft wiring easier during routing and installation.

 

 

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Fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) jacket

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Braided shield

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Aluminized polyimide shield

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GORE® ePTFE Binder

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Tough construction of GORE Aerospace Fibre Channel Cables

Applications

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

  • active electronically-scanned arrays (AESA)
  • advanced mission computers
  • cabin management systems
  • flight management systems
  • tactical aircraft moving maps

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

Benefits

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

  • enhanced noise immunity and EMI suppression while maintaining consistent signal integrity
  • balanced design enabling two differential signals to transmit within the same shield without interfering with each other
  • high-speed data transmission over longer distances, minimizing the need for additional signal amplification
  • increased durability due to chemical- and temperature- resistant materials
  • quad design that is approximately 40% smaller than common dual twisted pair constructions
  • lighter weight construction with greater flexibility and tighter bend radius for easier routing in small spaces

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 Fibre Channel Cables.

Property Value
Electrical
Standard Impedance (ohms) 150 ± 10
Typical Operating Voltage Rating < 15
Velocity of Propagation (nominal) (%) 80
Time Delay (nominal) [ns/m (ns/ft)] 4.0 (1.22)
Capacitance [pF/m (pF/ft)] 28.2 (8.6)
Mechanical / Environmental
Jacket Material FEP
Jacket Color Black (Laser Markable)
Conductor Silver-Plated Copper Alloy
Conductor Color-Coding White/Blue, Green/Black
Dielectric Material ePTFE/PTFE
Temperature Range (°C) -65 to 200

Connector Options

Connector options for GORE Aerospace Fibre Channel Cables used between-the-box include DB-9 plug and receptacles and size 11 MIL-C-38999. These connectors provide optimized performance in the smallest possible connector package. Benefits include:

  • Insert configuration maintains quad geometry through the connector interface.
  • Improved Z° match minimizes reflections for clean eye patterns.
  • Standard size 22D contacts provide high reliability and ease of use.
  • Series 3 coupling provides enhanced EMI performance.

Gore offers custom connector options available upon request. For more information, please contact a Gore representative.

 

Description Gore Part Number Impedance (ohms) Image
M24308/4-1F DB-9 (D-sub) plug Approx. 100 M24308/4-1F

 

M24308/2-1F DB-9 (D-sub) receptacle Approx. 100 M24308/2-1F

 

MIL-DTL-38999 series III, shell size 11 (plug), military (composite) FCN1059 150  MIL-DTL-38999 series III, shell size 11 (plug), military (composite)

 

MIL-DTL-38999 series III, shell size 11 (plug), military (aluminum) FCN 1059M 150 MIL-DTL-38999 series III, shell size 11 (plug), military (aluminum)

 

MIL-DTL-38999 series III, shell size 11 (plug), space (aluminum) FCN1059MS 150 MIL-DTL-38999 series III, shell size 11 (plug), space (aluminum)

 

MIL-DTL-38999 series III, shell size 11 (jam nut), military (composite) FCN1058 150 MIL-DTL-38999 series III, shell size 11 (jam nut), military (composite)

 

MIL-DTL-38999 series III, shell size 11 (receptacle), military (composite) FCN1060 150 MIL-DTL-38999 series III, shell size 11 (receptacle), military (composite)

 

MIL-DTL-38999 series III, shell size 11 (receptacle), military (aluminum) FCN1060M 150 MIL-DTL-38999 series III, shell size 11 (receptacle), military (aluminum)

 

MIL-DTL-38999 series III, shell size 11 (receptacle), space (aluminum) FCN1060MS 150 MIL-DTL-38999 series III, shell size 11 (receptacle), space (aluminum)

 

 

Gore offers a variety of connector options for GORE Aerospace Fibre Channel Cables used inside-the-box. We also offer custom connector options available upon request. For more information, please contact a Gore representative.

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  Quietzone™ Quietzone
SMP (50 ohm) SMP (50 ohm)   SSMC (50 ohm) SSMC
SMA (50/75 ohm) SMA   MCX (50/75 ohm) MCX
Low Profile Twinax (150 ohms) Low Profile Twinax   Connector Saver (RFC374) Connector Saver

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