Overview

Unlike Alternative Test Cables for Defense Aircraft

Gore believes that microwave/RF test assemblies are among the top mechanical and electrical considerations aircraft operators, maintainers, engineers and manufacturers must make. That’s because a study has found that over 75% of microwave/RF cable assemblies worldwide are frequently replaced due to damage during installation, damage during use, poor quality assemblies, connector termination and outdoor environmental conditions.

2020 Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards Gold Honoree

GORE® PHASEFLEX® Microwave/RF Test Assemblies has been recognized among the 2020 Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards. Learn more

Instead of replacing your microwave/RF assemblies multiple times per year, choose the right microwave/RF test assembly that will lower your cost, time and risk. Though many assemblies share similarities in appearance and specifications, GORE PHASEFLEX Microwave/RF Test Assemblies are the only internally ruggedized, flexible test assemblies that:

  • Guarantee consistently high performance and long service life in harsh aerospace testing environments
  • Have a construction that’s durable enough to resist crushing, kinking and twisting, while also preventing potential damage from exceeding a cable’s minimum bend radius
  • Maintain repeatable, accurate measurements and stable electrical performance up to 110 GHz
  • Withstand frequent connecting and disconnecting
  • Perform reliably after extensive flexing, with some constructions exceeding 100,000 flex cycles
  • Provide excellent phase and amplitude stability with flexure and temperature
  • Reduce aircraft downtime by increasing testing throughput and mission capable rates
  • Lower costs and reduce risk for R&D and System Integration Laboratory (SIL) by enhancing confidence in data integrity and reducing re-testing and replacing
Soldiers Relying On GORE® PHASEFLEX® Microwave/RF Test Assemblies

Applications

Reliable Performance across Various Defense Applications

With proven performance that is prequalified and tested before hitting the market, GORE PHASEFLEX Microwave/RF Test Assemblies provide trustworthy results in a host of defense applications, including:

Gore’s Test Assemblies on Keysight Technology test equipment

Courtesy, Keysight Technologies, Inc.

Application On R&S®ZNBT Vector Network Analyzer

Application on R&S®ZNBT Vector Network Analyzer.
Courtesy, Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co.

  • Antenna ranges
  • Test rack systems
  • Bench-top testing
  • Portable analyzers
  • Nearfield scanners
  • Anechoic chambers
  • High-speed digital test
  • Scalar network analyzers
  • Automated test equipment
  • 5G test and interconnection
  • Vector network analyzers (VNAs)
  • Electromagnetic compliance testing
  • High throughput RF production testing
  • Environmental and vacuum test chambers
  • Wireless telecommunication module testing
  • And more.

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Construction of GORE PHASEFLEX Microwave/RF Test Assemblies

More Information

Learn More about GORE PHASEFLEX Microwave/RF Test Assemblies or Order Now

For more information or to discuss the specific needs for your defense application, contact a Gore representative today. We also invite you to review our products’ data sheet and visit our online cable builder, where you can design a cable that’s right for your applications and get a quote. Calculate insertion loss, VSWR and other parameters with our RF Calculator. Please contact one of our authorized distributors for in-stock availability.

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Recent News

Press Release

Gore Jolts Emerging Electric Aviation Market with New High-Performance Aerospace Wires

Posted October 13, 2020

W. L. Gore & Associates announced today a new solution that meets higher voltages as the trend continues towards aircraft electrification to reduce the impact of air transport on our environment. GORE® High Performance Aerospace Wires, GWN3000 Series, deliver the best combination of superior mechanical strength and outstanding electrical reliability without increasing wire bundle size or weight.

Press Release

GORE® PHASEFLEX® Microwave/RF Test Assemblies Honored, Set Gold Standard with Industry Innovators Award

Posted September 16, 2020

W. L. Gore & Associates announced that its GORE® PHASEFLEX® Microwave/RF Test Assemblies were recognized among the 2020 Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards. An esteemed and experienced panel of judges from the aerospace and defense community recognized Gore as a Gold honoree. These assemblies are being recognized for their durability and reliability for precision testing of electronic warfare (EW) / radar suites; electronic surveillance/counter measures; radar warning systems; missile approach warning systems; and navigation/communication systems.

Event

W. L. Gore & Associates Goes Virtual at IMS2020

August 4, 2020 - August 6, 2020

Due to the ongoing challenge of COVID-19, IMS2020 has been moved to virtual with live streaming. A key topic at the symposium is 5G connectivity, and Gore will present a portfolio of reliable microwave/RF test assemblies for 5G testing. We’ll describe how our cable assemblies provide durable, stable, and consistent performance to ensuring accurate and reliable testing results.

Press Release

Gore Products to Enable Mars 2020 Mission Communications

Posted July 30, 2020

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) today announced the company’s involvement in the Mars 2020 Mission scheduled for launch on July 30 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. This U.S. mission addresses high-priority scientific goals for exploration to help answer the questions of potential life on Mars.

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