Overview

Microwave/RF assemblies are frequently exposed to harsh contaminants like fuels, oils, and chemicals that can quickly degrade vehicle structures and cause assembly failure in mission systems. If a critical system fails, then the entire military unit and operation are at risk.

VAPOR-SEALED WITH GREATER FLEXIBILITY

GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies, 7 Series is engineered precisely to prevent the ingress of water vapor, fuel, and other hazardous contaminants. They routinely maintain low insertion/return loss and excellent phase stability at frequencies up to 40 gigahertz (GHz). Not only that, our robust assemblies provide outstanding shielding effectiveness against electromagnetic interference that can compromise signal integrity and reduce the quality of signal transmission.

When it comes to installation, vehicle maintainers will find it much easier to route our assemblies in confined areas because they’re smaller and more flexible with a tighter bend radius. You can be confident that our 7 Series won’t break or fail during routing, like other standard assemblies that are more rigid.

The 7 Series is fully tested and satisfies the mechanical/environmental requirements of stringent military standards. All of this means superior performance over the vehicle’s operational life, fewer replacements, reduced system downtime, and lower total costs for operators.

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Engineered fluoropolymer jacket

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Vapor barrier

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Intermediate layer

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Torque-resistant braid

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Helically-wrapped, silver-plated outer conductor

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Composite dielectric

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Silver-plated copper conductor / SPC Clad AI

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Vapor-sealed construction of GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies, 7 Series

Applications

GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies, 7 Series is engineered to perform reliably in a variety of military applications, including:

  • active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar
  • electronic defensive systems (signal detection, interception, identification)
  • SATCOM antenna connectivity

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

Benefits

GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies, 7 Series provides system architects and engineers with many benefits that improve electrical and mechanical performance such as:

  • durable vapor sealing to prevent the ingress of water vapor and hash contaminants
  • high-quality performance at frequencies up to 40 gigahertz (GHz)
  • low insertion/return loss with excellent phase stability over entire life cycle
  • less RF interference among electronic systems due to outstanding shielding effectiveness
  • smaller diameter with increased flexibility and tighter bend radius for ease of installation
  • satisfies mechanical/environmental requirements of stringent military standards

For more information about the benefits of our assemblies, please contact a Gore representative.

Properties

These values demonstrate the electrical, mechanical and environmental performance of GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies, 7 Series.

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

Electrical Property Value
Maximum Frequency Range (GHz) 2.0 — 40.0
Standard Impedance (ohms) 50 ± 1
Velocity of Propagation (nominal) (%) 85
Time Delay (nominal) [ns/m (ns/ft)] 3.94 (1.20)
Capacitance [pF/m (pF/ft)] 85.3 (26.0)
Dielectric Constant (Nominal) 1.4
Dielectric Withstanding Voltage (Vrms)
  Conductor-to-Conductor
  Conductor-to-Shield
 
1500
1000
Shielding Effectiveness (dB to Max Frequency) > 90
Mechanical / Environmental Property Value
Jacket Material Engineered Fluoropolymer
Jacket Color Black, Brown, or Purple
Conductor Silver-Plated Copper / SPC Clad Aluminum
Dielectric Material ePTFE
Crush Resistance (kgf/cm [lb/in]) 8.95 (50.0)
Temperature Range (°C)a -58 to +200

aContact Gore for applications with an operating temperature > 175°C.

Qualifications

GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies, 7 Series have undergone substantial qualification testing to ensure they meet stringent specifications of the most current military standards and our customers’ requirements.

  • MIL-C-17: Cables, Radio Frequency, Flexible and Semi-Rigid
  • MIL-STD-202: Test Methods for Electronic and Electrical Component Parts
  • MIL-STD-810: Environmental Test Methods
  • MIL-T-81490: Test Methods for Transmission Lines and Transverse Electromagnetic Mode

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

Online Tools

Easy to Use, Fast Results

Gore’s online resources are designed specifically to make it easy for you to select the right microwave/RF assembly for your specific application requirements.

Microwave/RF Cable Assembly Builder allows you to configure a Gore assembly for different cable types based on your application needs.  You can also request a quote.

Microwave/RF Cable Assembly Calculator allows you to calculate insertion loss, VSWR and other parameters of Gore’s assemblies for different cable types. Select and compare up to 3 cables at a time.

If you have questions about our assemblies and want to discuss your specific application needs, please contact a Gore representative.

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