GORE® Aerospace Quad Cables for Military Aircraft

Gore’s low-dielectric materials and cable geometry maximize the performance of quad-cable constructions while providing increased durability in challenging conditions for mission assurance. Our quad cables meet the industry’s demand for high-speed data transmission in modern aircraft electronic systems.

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Overview

The industry’s need for faster data transmission over longer distances is driving the demand to update military aircraft with higher data rate cables in modern airborne digital networks to ensure the success of critical military operations. Cables also need to be much stronger to tolerate rough aerospace environments and complex routing in less space while delivering consistent signal integrity throughout it all.

High-frequency GORE Aerospace Quad Cables have tighter skew requirements that are perfectly aligned with today’s high-speed serial data protocols. Our low-skew version reliably transfers data at speeds up to 1 gigahertz (GHz) for up to 100 meters.

Smaller Footprint, Lightweight Construction
Comparison

Smaller Quad Cable Diameter

When compared to common dual twisted pair constructions, Gore's quadrax design is significantly smaller — by approximately 40% — yet extremely rugged. Our design is also lighter weight when compared to standard quad constructions and has saved more than 11 pounds (5.0 kilograms) per aircraft. This smaller diameter also increases flexibility with a tight bend radius making it easier for maintainers to route cables in overcrowded areas surrounding aircraft electronic systems.

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Engineered fluoropolymer jacket

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GORE® ePTFE Binder

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Braided shield

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FEP filler

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Silver-plated copper alloy conductor

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Color-coded composite dielectric

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Lightweight construction of GORE Aerospace Quad Cables

Applications

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

  • avionics networks
  • box-to-box systems
  • digital visual interface (DVI)
  • EO/IR (Electro-optical infrared) sensors
  • ethernet backbone
  • flight control
  • mission systems
  • propulsion control
  • video networks

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

Benefits

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

  • high-frequency, low-skew solution perfectly aligned with today’s high-speed serial data protocols
  • consistent signal integrity with stable performance in extreme environments
  • reliably transfers data at speeds up to 1 gigahertz (GHz) for up to 100 meters
  • rugged design that is approximately 40% smaller than common dual-twisted pair constructions
  • lighter weight construction proved to save more than 11 lbs. (5.0 kg) per aircraft
  • increased flexibility with a tight bend radius for simpler routing in overcrowded areas

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 Quad Cables.

Property Value
Electrical
Standard Impedance (ohms) 100 ± 10
Typical Operating Voltage < 15
Velocity of Propagation (nominal) (%) > 80
Time Delay (nominal) [ns/m (ns/ft)] 4.10 (1.25)
Capacitance [pF/m (pF/ft)] 50.0 (15.2)
Near-End Crosstalk (NEXT)
  dB min @ 10 MHz
  dB min @ 100 MHz
 
50.0
35.0
Skew (ps/m [ps/ft]) Within Pair (maximum) 13.12 (4.0)
Dielectric Withstanding Voltage (Vrms)
  Conductor-to-Conductor
  Conductor-to-Shield
1500
Mechanical / Environmental Properties Value
Jacket Material Engineered Fluoropolymer
Jacket Color White (Laser Markable)
Conductor Silver-Plated Copper Alloy
Conductor Color-Coding Red/Blue, Green/Yellow
Dielectric Material ePTFE/PTFE
Temperature Range (°C) -65 to +200
Part Number & Drawing

Download the drawing to view product specifications, like diameter, weight, minimum bend radius, and attenuation values.

Part Number AWG Size (Stranding)
RCN8752 24 (19/36)

 

Qualifications

GORE Aerospace Quad 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.

  • AFDX/ARINC 664, Part 7: Ethernet Networks
  • ANSI/NEMA WC 27500 Performance Requirements: Environmental Testing, Jacket and Marking
  • AS4373 Test Methods for Insulated Electric Wire
  • BSS7239 and ABD0031 (AITM 3.0005): Toxicity
  • FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part I, BSS7230, and ABD0031 (AITM 2.0005): Flammability
  • FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part V, BSS7238, and ABD0031 (AITM 3.0008B): Smoke Density
  • IEEE 802.3 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet Cables: (2 quad cables)

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Gore at 2018 AUSA Meeting & Exposition

October 8, 2018 - October 10, 2018

Visit us at Booth 3115 at the 2018 AUSA Meeting & Exposition to see GORE® Cables and Materials and GORE® Military Fabrics for military and defense applications.
Find out more at gore.com/ausa2018.

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Gore Launches New Rugged, Low-Weight Tethered Drone Cables for Commercial & Military Applications at 2018 AUSA

Posted October 4, 2018

Gore announces a new, game-changing cable option for tethered drones used in the military and commercial applications.

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Gore Exhibiting Proven & Trusted Technical Solutions for Military and Defense Applications at 2018 AUSA

Posted October 3, 2018

Gore will be showcasing high-performance GORE® Cables and Materials and next-gen GORE® Military Fabrics at the 2018 AUSA (Association of US Army Meeting & Exposition) in Washington, DC on October 8-10, Booth 3115.

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Preview Gore High-Performance Technical Solutions for Military and Defence Applications at DVD2018

Posted September 18, 2018

Gore will display field-proven and battle-tested technical solutions at the Defence Vehicle Dynamics (DVD) event at the Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire, UK on 19-20 September, Booth C-707.

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