GORE® Shielded Twisted Pair Cables for Military Aircraft

Controlled-impedance cables from Gore meet the industry’s growing demand for higher data rate aircraft cables in a low-profile, flexible design. Our durable cables ensure lifelong performance, so flight crews can focus on completing their mission instead of dealing with unreliable electronic systems that can put the program at risk.

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Porfolio: GORE® Aerospace High Speed Data Cables for Military Applications

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Download technical information for our catalog of high-speed data cables, including benefits, applications, properties, specifications, qualifications and comparison test data.

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Overview

In any military scenario, high-speed data cables must maintain stable communication on avionics networks to ensure the mission and flight crews are never at risk. Cables also need to boost power and deliver dependable signal integrity in less space.

GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables deliver excellent signal integrity for high-speed data transmission up to 1 gigahertz (GHz) no matter the environmental conditions — so that the military can complete critical missions successfully and safely every time. That’s because the combination of durable materials in their construction enables a higher tolerance against the harshest aerospace environments, like rapid changes in temperatures encountered during take-off and landing.

Significant Weight Savings with Gore Cable Technology
Size comparison between GORE Shielded Twisted Pair, and the larger standard cable.

Smaller, Lighter Cable Design

Well-suited for aerospace harness applications, our shielded twisted pair cables are highly flexible and easy to route in hard-to-reach places of an airframe. The low-profile design of our cables reduces overall weight by as much as 50% when compared to standard cables. So, wire by wire our cables have a direct impact on saving weight.

The superior electrical performance of our controlled-impedance cables can also reduce the need for additional signal amplification in your system architecture — further decreasing weight and power requirements.

Applications

GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables are engineered to perform reliably in a variety of applications, including:

  • avionics networks
  • cabin management systems
  • digital video systems
  • Ethernet backbone
  • serial buses

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

Benefits

GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables provide manufacturers with many benefits that improve electrical and mechanical performance such as:

  • reliable high-speed data transmission up to 1 gigahertz (GHz)
  • excellent signal integrity in harsh environments, like extreme temperatures
  • low-profile design that reduces overall weight by as much as 50% when compared to standard cables
  • less need for additional signal amplification further reducing weight and power requirements
  • highly flexible with a tighter bend radius for easier installation in hard-to-reach places

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

Aerospace Twisted Shielded Pairs - Cable Construction
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Durable Construction of GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables

Properties

These values demonstrate the electrical, mechanical and environmental performance of GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables.

Electrical Property Value
Standard Impedance (ohms)s 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)] 42.6 (13.0)
Dielectric Withstanding Voltage (Vrms)
  Conductor-to-Conductor
  Conductor-to-Shield
 
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1000

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Mechanical / Environmental Property Value
Jacket Material Engineered Fluoropolymer
Jacket Color White (Laser Markable)
Conductor Silver-Plated Copper Alloy
Conductor Color-Coding Blue and White
Dielectric Material ePTFE/PTFE
Temperature Range (°C) -65 to +200
Part Numbers and Drawings

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

Part Number AWG Size (Stranding)
DXN2600 20 (19/32)
DXN2601 22 (19/34)
DXN2602 24 (19/36)
DXN2603 26 (19/38)
DXN2604 28 (19/40)
DXN2605 30 (19/42)

 

Qualifications

GORE Shielded Twisted Pair 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.

Fill out a short form to receive a complimentary sample of our pre-qualified cables for prototyping and evaluation.

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Recent News

Press Release

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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Preview GORE® Aerospace Cables and Materials Approved for Use on the F-16 at 2018 TCG Worldwide Review (WWR)

September 10, 2018 - September 13, 2018

Stop by our booths 133 & 134 to check out our broad portfolio of proven aerospace cables and materials approved for use on multiple military aircraft, including the F-16

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Gore's High Data Rate Cables Now Available with Short Lead Times in Europe for Commercial & Military Aircraft Applications

Posted July 16, 2018

Gore has recently upgraded its site manufacturing infrastructure in Pleinfeld, Germany, significantly reducing product delivery time to OEMs and end users.

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Gore at Farnborough Airshow 2018

July 16, 2018 - July 22, 2018

Come see us at this year’s airshow in Hall 1, Booth 1265 to see GORE® Cables and Materials and GORE® Military Fabrics.

Find out more at gore.com/FIA2018

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