GORE® Fibre Channel Cables for Military Land Systems

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

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Overview

Today's ground combat/support vehicles require cables that can transmit loads of data at higher speeds in advanced systems to ensure the success of every mission. These vehicles are also subjected to challenging conditions like extreme temperatures/weather, harsh contaminants, and tricky wiring in less space. Cables are the lifeline of electronic systems and can quickly fail if they get damaged or break putting the entire operation and armed forces at risk.

Consistent Signal Integrity
Comparison of GORE Fibre channel cables vs. Common Dual Twisted Pair cables

Low-dielectric cable geometry

GORE Fiber Channel Cables enhance noise immunity and EMI suppression while maintaining consistent signal integrity in any warfare scenario. We use the field cancellation properties of a balanced cable design, so our interconnects can transmit 2 differential signals within the same shield without interfering with each other. Also, you get a boost of durability and protection because we build our high-speed interconnects with temperature- and chemical-resistant materials. In fact, they’ve been proven on many military platforms.

Reduced Size and Weight

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

Construction of GORE Fibre Channel Cables
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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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FEP filler

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Color-coded composite dielectric

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Silver-plated copper alloy conductor

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Tough construction of GORE Fibre Channel Cables

Applications

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

  • active electronically scanned arrays (AESA)
  • advanced mission computers
  • storage system networking
  • switched fabric data distribution
  • tactical vehicle moving maps
  • targeting / motion-control computer networking
  • vehicle management connectivity

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

Benefits

GORE Fibre Channel Cables provide system architects and engineers with many benefits that improve electrical and mechanical performance such as:

  • enhanced noise immunity and EMI suppression while maintaining consistent signal integrity
  • high-speed data transmission, minimizing the need for additional signal amplification
  • balanced design enabling 2 differential signals to transmit within the same shield without interfering with each other
  • increased durability due to chemical- and temperature- resistant materials
  • quad design that’s about 40% smaller than common dual twisted pair constructions
  • lighter weight construction with greater flexibility and tighter bend radius for easier routing in small spaces
  • less need for additional signal amplification further reducing weight/power requirements

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 Fibre Channel Cables.

Download the catalog/data sheets to view product specifications, like diameter, weight, minimum bend radius, and attenuation values.

Electrical Property Value
Standard Impedance (ohms) 150 ± 10
Typical Operating Voltage < 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)
Dielectric Withstanding Voltage (Vrms)
  Conductor-to-Conductor
  Conductor-to-Shield
2500
Mechanical / Environmental Property Value
Jacket Material FEP
Jacket Color Black
Conductor Silver-Plated Copper Alloy
Conductor Color-Coding Black/White Stripe, Blue/White Stripe, Green/White Stripe, Solid White
Dielectric Material ePTFE / PTFE
Temperature Range (°C) -65 to +200

Qualifications

GORE Fibre Channel Cables have undergone substantial qualification testing to ensure they meet stringent specifications of the most current military standards and our customers’ requirements.

  • ANSI/NEMA WC 27500 Performance Requirements: Environmental Testing, Jacket and Marking
  • ANSI X3T11 Fibre Channel Standards: Signal Integrity
  • AS4373 Environmental Testing: Contact Gore for available data
  • AS4373 Test Methods for Insulated Electric Wire
  • FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part I: Flammability
  • FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part V: Smoke Density

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

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