GORE® USB Cables for Defense Aircraft

Our sturdy cable bundles deliver non-stop signal transmission for instant data uploads/downloads while supporting the latest power management systems. They continue to meet the defense sector’s requirements for higher data rate cables in sophisticated avionics that can survive extreme environments.

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GORE USB Cables for Aircraft

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Overview

The success of any mission depends greatly on aircrew being able to access digital content immediately without any signal or data glitches. They also need to charge their portable electronic devices as quickly as possible without delay.

Added Durability for Lifetime Performance

GORE USB Cables in 2.0 and 3.1 versions equally deliver non-stop signal transmission up to 10 Gb ensuring high volumes of mission-critical content are uploaded and downloaded in time. Our cable bundles also support the latest power management systems so that aircrews can charge their portable electronic devices quickly and easily. Just as important, they withstand the harshest aircraft environments because of the added durability in the construction that provides enhanced protection for a long lifecycle.

USB Cable Construction
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Engineered fluoropolymer jacket

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Braided shield

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Color-coded composite dielectric

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Silver-plated copper alloy conductor

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Drain wire

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ePTFE binder

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Sturdy bundle design of GORE USB Cables

Applications

GORE USB Cables are engineered to perform reliably in a variety of aircraft applications, including:

  • content loading
  • data transfer
  • digital video systems
  • electronic flight bag (EFB)
  • portable electronic devices
  • power remote devices

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

Benefits

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

  • non-stop signals for high-speed data transmission up to 10 Gb
  • ensure high volumes of critical content are uploaded/downloaded instantly
  • support latest power management systems to charge devices quickly
  • sturdy bundle design withstands extreme environments for long lifecycle
  • compatible with variety of high-speed aerospace connector systems/backshells
  • selected pre-qualified samples with short lead times for prototyping and evaluation
  • low technical risk based on validated product performance in real-world conditions

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 USB Cables.

Electrical Property Value
Standard Impedance (Ohms)
  High-Speed Pairs
  Low-Speed Pair
 
90 ± 5
90 ± 10
Typical Operating Voltage (V) < 15
Nominal Velocity of Propagation (%) 80
Nominal Time Delay ns/m (ns/ft) 4.07 (1.24)
Capacitance pF/m (pF/ft) 50.0 (15.2)
Maximum Skew Within Paira ps/m (ps/ft) 15.0 (4.6)
Dielectric Withstanding Voltage (Vrms)
  Conductor-to-Conductor
  Conductor-to-Shield
 
1500
1000

a Shielded twisted pairs only.

Mechanical / Environmental Property Value
Jacket Material Engineered Fluoropolymer
Jacket Color White (Laser Markable)
Conductor Silver-Plated Copper Alloy
Conductor Color Coding High-Speed Pairs: Blue/White, Yellow/White, Orange/White, Violet/White
Low-Speed Pair: Green/White
Power: Black/Red
Dielectric Material ePTFE/PTFE
Temperature Range (°C) -65 to +200
Part Numbers and Drawings

Download the drawings to view cable characteristics, like diameter, weight, minimum bend radius, and insertion loss.

Part Number AWG Size (Stranding)
2.0 Version
RCN8800-22D-22P-H Data Pair: 22 (19/34)
Power Pair: 22 (19/34)
RCN8800-24D-22P-H Data Pair: 24 (19/36)
Power Pair: 22 (19/34)
RCN8800-26D-24P-H Data Pair: 26 (19/38)
Power Pair: 24 (19/36)
3.1 Version
GSC-03-84761-24D Data Pair: 26 (19/38)
Power Pair: 24 (19/36)

Qualifications

GORE USB Cables have undergone substantial qualification testing to ensure they meet the most current industry standards and our customers’ requirements.

  • ABD0031 (AITM 3.0005); BSS7239: Toxicity
  • ABD0031 (AITM 3.0008B); BSS7238; FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part V: Smoke Density
  • ANSI/NEMA WC 27500: Environmental Testing, Jacket and Marking
  • CS/FAR Part 25, Section 25.853, Appendix F, Part I (b)(7): Flammability
  • SAE AS4373™: Test Methods for Insulated Electric Wire (Contact Gore for available data)

Fill out a short form to receive a complimentary sample of our pre-qualified cables for prototyping and evaluation from our authorized global distributors, Air Cost Control (Europe) or WireMasters (US).

Resources

Recent News

Event

Gore at 2019 JSWAG/JAvFOWG Technical Interchange Forum

March 11, 2019 - March 14, 2019

Gore will be attending this invitation-only forum to exhibit GORE® Aerospace Cables that ensure aircraft survivability and warfighter readiness and safety. 

Press Release

Gore Offering Fast, Two-Day Turnaround For Complimentary Tethered Drone Cable Samples

Posted January 28, 2019

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) has announced that complimentary samples of GORE® Tethered Drone Cables are now available with short lead times and can be shipped within two business days from the date of the request. Ideal for prototyping and evaluation, samples are available in 16-, 20- and 24-AWG configurations, with length options of 5, 10 and 15 feet.

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See Gore’s Advanced Technical Solutions for Military & Defense at the 2018 Cribbins/ASE Symposiums

November 13, 2018 - November 16, 2018

Come by Booth 103 at this year’s symposiums to check out Gore’s advanced technical solutions for military and defense applications.

Press Release

Gore Showing Advanced Technical Solutions for Military & Defense Applications at 2018 Cribbins/ASE Symposiums

Posted November 8, 2018

Gore will be featuring their selection of advanced technical solutions for military and defense applications at the 2018 Cribbins and Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE) Symposiums in Huntsville, Alabama on November 13-16, Booth 103.

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