Data Sheet: GORE® Aerospace High Speed Data Cables for Civil Applications

United States


Engineered for demanding aerospace environments, GORE Aerospace High Speed Data Cables are constructed with uniquely engineered fl uoropolymers that deliver reliable signal transmission in a lightweight package. Whether your system architecture requires Ethernet, USB, HDMI, highperformance quad, dual gigabit, shielded twisted pair or fi ber optic cables, GORE Aerospace High Speed Data Cables maintain stable communication on avionics networks.

Weight Savings with Gore Cable Technology

GORE Aerospace High Speed Data Cables can signifi cantly reduce weight while maintaining reliable signal integrity. Jacket weight is reduced by as much as 37 percent when compared to ethylene tetrafl uoroethylene (ETFE) materials and 50 percent when compared to fl uorinated ethylene propylene (FEP). These lighter-weight materials also result in smaller cable diameters, which ultimately translate to signifi cantly smaller, lighter, and higher-density cable bundles. The excellent signal integrity of GORE Aerospace High Speed Data Cables can enable utilization of smaller gauge cables in your system architecture. Because of their electrical performance and long transmission distances, these cables can reduce the need for additional signal amplifi cation — further decreasing weight and power requirements.

Reliable Flight Performance

GORE Aerospace High Speed Data Cables deliver dependable signal integrity for data transmission in demanding aerospace environments. These cables maintain reliable performance in extreme temperatures ranging from -55°C to 200°C, including rapid changes in temperatures encountered during take-off and landing.

Easier Installation

GORE Aerospace High Speed Data Cables facilitate easier installation. The small cable diameter increases flexibility with a tight bend radius, which makes initial routing easier.

Aerospace High Speed Data Cables for Civil Applications

Benefits of GORE Aerospace High Speed Cables

  • Excellent signal integrity with stable performance in extreme conditions
  • High-speed data transmission over longer distances, minimizing the need for additional signal amplification
  • Improved installation with smaller, high-density cable bundles
  • Easy routing in confined spaces due to small diameter and tight bend radius

 

Aerospace High Speed Data Cables for Civil Applications

GORE® Aerospace Ethernet Cables

GORE Aerospace Ethernet Cables are engineered for the increasing data demands of modern airborne digital networks (Figure 1). They exceed Cat6a electrical requirements and deliver reliable signal integrity with sufficient margin for high-speed data transmission up to 10 gigabits over longer distances (Table 1). The unique design of these cables is 24 percent smaller and 25 percent lighter than standard Cat6a cables for greater flexibility and easier installation in challenging environments (Figures 2 and 3). Gore's engineered fluoropolymer materials enable this cable (26 AWG) to fit into a size 8 contact.

Typical Applications

  • Avionics networks
  • Cabin management systems
  • Digital video systems
  • Ethernet backbone
  • Flight management systems
  • In-flight entertainment (IFE) systems

 

Figure 1: GORE Aerospace Ethernet Cables

GORE® Aerospace Ethernet Cables

Standards Compliance

  • ANSI/NEMA WC 27500 Performance Requirements: Environmental Testing, Jacket and Marking
  • IEEE 802.3 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet Cables: Ethernet Standard
  • AS4373 Test Methods for Insulated Electric Wire
  • FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part I, BSS7230, and ABD0031 (AITM 2.0005): Flammability
  • FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part V, BSS7238, and ABD0031 (AITM 3.0008B): Smoke Density
  • BSS7239 and ABD0031 (AITM 3.0005): Toxicity

Table 1a: Cable Properties (Electrical)

Electrical Property Value
Standard Impedance (ohms) 100 ± 10
Voltage Rating (V) 500
Velocity of Propagation (nominal) (%) 80
Time Delay (nominal) [ns/m (ns/ft)] - 24 AWG 4.10 (1.25)
Capacitance [pF/m (pF/ft)] 42.6 (13)
Dielectric Withstanding Voltage (Vrms)
  Conductor-to-Conductor
  Conductor-to-Shield
 
1500
1000

Table 1b: Cable Properties (Mechanical / Environmental)

Mechanical / Environmental Properties Value
Jacket Material Engineered Fluoropolymer
Jacket Color White
Conductor Silver-Plated Copper
Conductor Color-Coding Solid Blue/White with Blue Stripe
Solid Orange/White with Orange Stripe
Solid Green/White with Green Stripe
Solid Brown/White with Brown Stripe
Dielectric Material ePTFE/PTFE
Temperature Range (°C) -65 to 200

Figure 3: High-Density Construction

High-Density Construction

Figure 5: NEXT Comparison

NEXT Comparison

Ordering Information

GORE Aerospace Ethernet Cables are available through several global distributors in a variety of standard sizes (Table 2). Visit gore.com/cable-distributors for the list of distributors. Gore also offers custom cables and terminated assemblies. For more information, please contact a Gore representative.

Figure 2: Smaller Cat6a Cable Diameter

Ethernet Cat6a Cable Diameter Comparison

Figure 4: Attenuation Comparison

Attenuation Comparison

Reliable Signal Integrity

Gore compared its Cat6a cable with several alternative cables. Results showed that GORE Aerospace Ethernet Cables provided enhanced electrical performance with lower signal attenuation by as much as 10 dB/100 m at 500 MHz (Figure 4). Results also showed that GORE® Aerospace Ethernet Cables can reduce near-end crosstalk (NEXT) by as much as 10 dB at 500 MHz compared to alternative cable designs (Figure 5).

Part Number RCN9034-24 RCN9047-26
AWG Size 24 (19/36) 26 (19/38)
Maximum Outer Diameter mm (in) 6.6 (0.26) 5.6 (0.22)
Minimum Bend Radius mm (in) 13.7 (0.54) 10.2 (0.44)
Nominal Weight kg/km (lbs/1000 ft) 62 (48) 48 (32)
Typical Attenuationa
24 AWG: dB/80 m (dB/262 ft)
26 AWG: dB/65 m (dB/213 ft)
@100 MHz: 19.1
@200 MHz: 27.6
@500 MHz: 45.3
@100 MHz: 19.1
@200 MHz: 27.6
@500 MHz: 45.3

a Typical attenuation values are based on maximum recommended Cat6a use length.

GORE® Aerospace USB 3.1 Cables

GORE Aerospace USB 3.1 Cables provide reliable signal integrity for high-speed data transmission up to 10 gigabits over longer distances (Figure 6). They support power management from 9-32V systems to ensure passengers can charge their devices quickly and easily. These cables carry more data greater than 5 meters for faster IFE content uploads and downloads (Table 3). In addition, they have a unique construction that provides durable protection to withstand the most challenging aerospace environments for long service life (Figure 7).

Typical Applications

  • Content loading
  • Data transfer
  • Digital video systems
  • In-flight entertainment (IFE) systems
  • Portable electronic devices
  • Power remote devices

 

Figure 6: GORE Aerospace USB 3.1 Cables

GORE Aerospace USB 3.1 Cables

Standards Compliance

  • ANSI/NEMA WC 27500 Performance Requirements: Environmental Testing, Jacket and Marking
  • CS/FAR Part 25, Section 25.853(a), Change 5/Amdt.25-72 (DOT/FAA/AR-00/12, Chapter 4)
  • FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part I, BSS7230, and ABD0031 (AITM 2.0005): Flammability
  • FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part V, BSS7238, and ABD0031 (AITM 3.0008B): Smoke Density
  • BSS7239 and ABD0031 (AITM 3.0005): Toxicity

 

Table 3: Cable Properties

Propertya Value
Standard Impedance (ohms)
  High-Speed Pairs
  Low-Speed Pair
 
90 ± 5
90 ± 10
Voltage Rating (V) < 50
Capacitance [pF/m (pF/ft)]b 50 (15)
Dielectric Withstanding Voltage (Vrms)
Conductor-to-Conductor
Conductor-to-Shield
1500
Skewb (ps/m) (within pair) < 15
Propertya Value
Jacket Material Engineered Fluoropolymer
Jacket Color White
Conductor Silver-Plated Copper Alloy
Conductor Color-Coding High-Speed Pairs: Blue/Yellow, Orange/Violet
Low-Speed Pair: White/Green
Power: Red, Black
Dielectric Material ePTFE/PTFE
Temperature Range (°C) -65 to 200

a Testing performed on prototypes. Commercialized performance may vary.
b Shielded twisted pairs only.

Ordering Information

GORE® Aerospace USB 3.1 Cables are available through several global distributors in a variety of standard sizes (Table 4). Visit gore.com/cable-distributors for the list of distributors. Gore also offers custom cables and terminated assemblies. For more information, please contact a Gore representative.

Figure 6: GORE® Aerospace USB 3.1 Cables

USB 3.1 Cable Construction

Table 4: Product Specifications

Part Number GSC-03-84761-26D
AWG Sizea 26 (19/38)
Nominal Outer Diameter mm (in) 5.8 (0.228)
Minimum Bend Radius mm (in) Static (<20 bends): 15 (0.59) Dynamic: 60 (2.36)
Nominal Weight kg/km (lbs/1000 ft) 57.0 (38.0)
Typical Attenuation dB/1 m (dB/3.28 ft) 1.0 @ 625 MHz
1.4 @ 1250 MHz
2.1 @ 2500 MHz
3.1 @ 5000 MHz
4.1 @ 7500 MHz

 

a Additional gauge sizes available upon request.

GORE® Aerospace HDMI 2.0 Cables

GORE Aerospace HDMI 2.0 Cables enable a higher resolution up to 4K at 50/60 (2160p), which is four times the clarity of 1080p/60 video resolution allowing passengers to experience IFE in even higher definition (Figure 8). They also deliver excellent signal integrity for high-speed data transmission up to 18 Gigabit per second (Gbps) over longer distances (Table 5). In addition, these lightweight cable bundles have a smaller diameter that increases flexibility with a tighter bend radius making them easier to route in small areas of an aircraft (Figure 9).

Typical Applications

  • Electronic flight bag (EFB)
  • Flight management systems
  • In-flight entertainment (IFE) systems
  • Portable electronic devices
  • Weather mapping

 

Figure 8: GORE® Aerospace HDMI 2.0 Cables

Aerospace HDMI 2.0 Cables

Standards Compliance

  • ANSI/NEMA WC 27500 Performance Requirements: Environmental Testing, Jacket and Marking
  • AS4373 Test Methods for Insulated Electric Wire
  • FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part I, BSS7230, and ABD0031 (AITM 2.0005): Flammability
  • FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part V, BSS7238, and ABD0031 (AITM 3.0008B): Smoke Density
  • BSS7239 and ABD0031 (AITM 3.0005): Toxicity

Table 5: Cable Properties

Property Value
Standard Impedance (ohms) 100 ± 10
Voltage Rating (V) 150
Capacitance [pF/m (pF/ft)]a 16

a Twisted quad only.

Property Value
Jacket Material Engineered Fluoropolymer
Jacket Color White
Conductor High-Speed Pairs: Silver-Plated Copper Alloy
Quad/Triad: Silver-Plated Copper
Conductor Color-Coding High-Speed Pairs: Blue/White, Red/White, Green/White, Brown/White Quad: White, Orange, Yellow, Purple
Triad: Red, Black, Brown
Dielectric Material ePTFE/PTFE
Temperature Range (°C) -65 to 200

Ordering Information

GORE Aerospace HDMI 2.0 Cables are available through several global distributors in a variety of standard sizes (Table 6). Visit gore.com/cable-distributors for the list of distributors. Gore also offers custom cables and terminated assemblies. For more information, please contact a Gore representative.

Figure 9: Smaller Diameter

 Aerospace HDMI 2.0 Cables

Table 6: Product Specifications

Part Number RCN9092
AWG Sizea,b 26 (19/38)
Nominal Outer Diameter mm (in) 6.9 (0.272)
Minimum Bend Radius mm (in) 13.8 (0.544)
Nominal Weight kg/km (lbs/1000 ft) 57.0 (38.0)
Typical Attenuationc dB/5 m (dB/16.4 ft) 5.0 @ 825 MHz
12.0 @ 2475 MHz
20.0 @ 4125 MHz
25.0 @ 5100 MHz

a Additional gauge sizes available upon request.
b Size 24 AWG can increase use length up to 7 meters.
c Typical attenuation values are based on maximum recommended use length.

GORE® Aerospace Quad Cables

GORE Aerospace Quad Cables provide outstanding electrical and mechanical performance compared to standard quad cables — making them an ideal solution for a variety of high-speed data protocols (Figure 10). For Cat5e requirements, they maintain reliable signal transmission up to 70 meters for size 24 AWG and 50 meters for size 26 AWG (Table 7). In addition, the unique design of these cables offers significant size and weight savings when compared to conventional constructions such as twisted pair or standard quad cables (Figure 11). This size 26 AWG quad design is approximately 40 percent smaller than the common dual twisted pair constructions and has saved as much as 11.5 pounds per aircraft (Figure 12).

Typical Applications

  • Box-to-box systems
  • Digital visual interface (DVI)
  • Ethernet networks
  • High-definition serial digital interface (HD-SDI)

 

Figure 10: GORE Aerospace Quad Cables

GORE Aerospace Quad Cables

Standards Compliance

  • ANSI/NEMA WC 27500 Performance Requirements: Environmental Testing, Jacket and Marking
  • IEEE 802.3 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet Cables: Ethernet Standard
  • AS4373 Test Methods for Insulated Electric Wire
  • FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part I, BSS7230, and ABD0031 (AITM 2.0005): Flammability
  • FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part V, BSS7238, and ABD0031 (AITM 3.0008B): Smoke Density
  • BSS7239 and ABD0031 (AITM 3.0005): Toxicity

Table 7: Cable Properties

Property Value
Standard Impedance (ohms) 100 ± 5
Voltage Rating (V) < 50
Velocity of Propagation (nominal) (%) > 70
Near-End Crosstalk (NEXT)
  dB min @ 10 MHz
  dB min @ 100 MHz
 
50
35
Capacitance [pF/m (pF/ft)] 50 (15)
Test Voltage (DC)
  Conductor-to-Conductor
  Conductor-to-Shield
 
2500
2500
Property Value
Jacket Material Engineered Fluoropolymer
Jacket Color White
Conductor Silver-Plated Copper Alloy
Conductor Color-Coding Blue, Red, Green, Yellow
Dielectric Material ePTFE/PTFE
Temperature Range (°C) -65 to 200

Figure 11: Smaller Quad Cable Design

Smaller Quad Cable Design

Figure 13: Eye Pattern of a 24 AWG

Eye Pattern of a 24 AWG

Input Signal: 1.1 Vp-p, 27-1 PSRB Pattern

Signal Integrity with Flexure

To ensure signal integrity with flexure of GORE Aerospace Quad Cables, the eye pattern of a 50-ft cable transmitting 500 Mbps of data was evaluated before and during flexure. The diamond-shaped eye mask indicates the minimum receiver sensitivity. Results showed that GORE® Aerospace Quad Cables passed the test with margin, indicating greater transmission length is possible (Figures 13 and 14).

Figure 12: Lightweight Construction

Lightweight Construction

Figure 14: Eye Pattern of a 24 AWG with Flexure

Eye Pattern of a 24 AWG with Flexure

Input Signal: 1.1 Vp-p, 27-1 PSRB Pattern

Ordering Information

GORE® Aerospace Quad Cables are available through several global distributors in a variety of standard sizes (Table 8). Visit gore.com/cable-distributors for the list of distributors. Gore also offers custom cables and terminated assemblies. For more information, please contact a Gore representative.

Table 8: Product Specifications

Part Number GSC-03-84608-00 GSC-03-84820-00
AWG Size 24 (19/36) 26 (19/38)
Nominal Outer Diameter mm (in) 4.0 (0.157) 3.2 (0.125)
Minimum Bend Radius mm (in) 20 (0.787) 15 (0.590)
Nominal Weight kg/km (lbs/1000 ft) 33.0 (22.0) 23.0 (15.0)
Typical Attenuationa
24 AWG: dB/70 m (dB/230 ft)
26 AWG: dB/50 m (dB/164 ft)
 
6.5 @ 10 MHz
22.0 @ 100 MHz
 
6.5 @ 10 MHz
22.0 @ 100 MHz

 

a Typical attenuation values are based on maximum recommended Cat5e use length.

GORE® Aerospace Dual Gigabit Cables

For applications with limited system architecture design, GORE® Aerospace Dual Gigabit Cables can be reliably used as a hybrid between an Ethernet Cat6a cable and two quad cables (Figure 15). They maintain reliable signal transmission for Cat6a requirements up to 10 gigabits for 65 meters. When used as a dual quad cable, they maintain reliable signal transmission at gigabit plus speeds up to 50 meters for each quad cable (Table 9). They are designed to fit most high-speed aerospace connectors, including size 8 contacts for 38999, ARINC and others, as well as Quadrax connectors. In addition, these cables improve installation because they are significantly smaller, lighter weight and highly flexible with a tighter bend radius which makes initial routing easier (Figure 16).

Typical Applications

  • Avionics networks
  • Cabin management systems
  • Digital video systems
  • Ethernet backbone
  • Flight management systems
  • In-flight entertainment (IFE) systems

Figure 15: GORE Aerospace Dual Gigabit Cables

Aerospace Dual Gigabit Cables

Standards Compliance

  • ANSI/NEMA WC 27500 Performance Requirements: Environmental Testing, Jacket and Marking
  • IEEE 802.3 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet Cables: Ethernet Standard
  • AS4373 Test Methods for Insulated Electric Wire
  • FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part I, BSS7230, and ABD0031 (AITM 2.0005): Flammability
  • FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part V, BSS7238, and ABD0031 (AITM 3.0008B): Smoke Density
  • BSS7239 and ABD0031 (AITM 3.0005): Toxicity

Table 9: Cable Properties

Property Value
Standard Impedance (ohms) 100 ± 10
Voltage Rating (V) 500
Velocity of Propagation (nominal) (%) 80
Time Delay (nominal) [ns/m (ns/ft)] 24 AWG 4.10 (1.25)
Capacitance [pF/m (pF/ft)] 42.6 (13)
Dielectric Withstanding Voltage (Vrms)
  Conductor-to-Conductor
  Conductor-to-Shield
 
1500
1000
Property Value
Jacket Material Engineered Fluoropolymer
Jacket Color White
Conductor Silver-Plated Copper
Conductor Color-Coding Solid Blue/White with Blue Stripe
Solid Orange/White with Orange Stripe
Solid Green/White with Green Stripe
Solid Brown/White with Brown Stripe
Dielectric Material ePTFE/PTFE
Temperature Range (°C) -65 to 200

Ordering Information

GORE Aerospace Dual Gigabit Cables are available through several global distributors in a variety of standard sizes (Table 10). Visit gore.com/cable-distributors for the list of distributors. Gore also offers custom cables and terminated assemblies. For more information, please contact a Gore representative.

Figure 16: Highly Flexible Construction

Highly Flexible Construction

Table 10: Product Specifications

Part Number RCN9088-26
AWG Size 26 (19/38)
Nominal Outer Diameter mm (in) 5.6 (0.22)
Minimum Bend Radius mm (in) 10.2 (0.44)
Nominal Weight kg/km (lbs/1000 ft) 47 (32)
Typical Attenuationa dB/65 m (dB/213 ft) @100 MHz: 19.1
@200 MHz: 27.6
@500 MHz: 45.3

 

a Typical attenuation values are based on maximum recommended Cat6a use length

GORE® Shielded Twisted Pair Cables

Well-suited for aerospace harness applications, GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables are highly flexible and easy to route in confined spaces (Figure 17). These cables provide excellent signal integrity while reducing weight by as much as 35 percent when compared to standard cables (Figures 18 and 19). In addition, the combination of materials in this construction supports a wide temperature range to meet the most demanding aerospace environments (Table 11).

Typical Applications

  • Avionics electronics
  • Cabin management systems
  • Digital video systems
  • Ethernet networks
  • Serial buses

Figure 17: GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables

Shielded Twisted Pair Cables

Standards Compliance

  • ANSI/NEMA WC 27500 Performance Requirements: Environmental Testing, Jacket and Marking
  • FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part I, BSS7230, and ABD0031 (AITM 2.0005): Flammability
  • FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part V, BSS7238, and ABD0031 (AITM 3.0008B): Smoke Density
  • BSS7239 and ABD0031 (AITM 3.0005): Toxicity

Table 11: Cable Properties

Property Value
Standard Impedance (ohms)s 100 ± 10
Voltage Rating (V) 500
Velocity of Propagation (nominal) (%) 80
Time Delay (nominal) [ns/m (ns/ft)] - 24 AWG 4.07 (1.24)
Capacitance [pF/m (pF/ft)] 42.6 (13)
Dielectric Withstanding Voltage (Vrms)
  Conductor-to-Conductor
  Conductor-to-Shield
 
1500
1000

a Contact Gore for other impedance options.

Property Value
Jacket Material Engineered Fluoropolymer
Jacket Color White
Conductor Silver-Plated Copper
Conductor Color-Coding White and Blue
Dielectric Material ePTFE/PTFE
Dielectric Material -55 to 200

Figure 18: Smaller, Lighter Cable Design

Smaller, Lighter Cable Design

Ordering Information

GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables are available through several global distributors in a variety of standard sizes (Table 12). Visit gore.com/cable-distributors for the list of distributors.

Figure 19: Durable Construction

Durable Construction

Gore also offers custom cables and terminated assemblies. For more information, please contact a Gore representative.

Table 12: Product Specifications

Part Number DXN2600 DXN2601 DXN2602 DXN2603 DXN2604 DXN2604
AWG Size 20 (19/32) 22 (19/34) 24 (19/36) 26 (19/38) 28 (19/40) 30 (19/42)
Nominal Outer Diameter Major mm (in) 5.0 (0.20) 3.81 (0.15) 3.23 (0.13) 2.52 (0.10) 1.98 (0.08) 1.78 (0.07)
Nominal Outer Diameter Minor mm (in) 3.68 (0.15) 2.79 (0.11) 2.3 (0.09) 2.1 (0.08) 1.8 (0.07) 1.52 (0.06)
Minimum Bend Radius mm (in) 25 (0.98) 19.1 (0.75) 16.2 (0.64) 12.6 (0.49) 9.9 (0.39) 8.9 (0.35)
Nominal Weight kg/km (lbs/1000 ft) 31.7 (21.3) 23.2 (15.6) 16.8 (11.3) 12.8 (8.6) 8.6 (5.8) 7.1 (4.8)
Typical Attenuation dB/30 m (dB/100 ft) @100 MHZ: 4.8
@200 MHZ: 6.8
@500 MHz: 11.3
@1 GHz: 16.4
@100 MHZ: 6.6
@200 MHZ: 9.8
@500 MHz: 15.7
@1 GHz: 23.5
@100 MHZ: 7.6
@200 MHZ: 10.7
@500 MHz: 17.3
@1 GHz: 25.0
@100 MHZ: 9.4
@200 MHZ: 13.8
@500 MHz: 21.5
@1 GHz: 31.2
@100 MHZ: 13.2
@200 MHZ: 19.2
@500 MHz: 32.0
@1 GHz: 46.8
@100 MHZ: 20.9
@200 MHZ: 23.6
@500 MHz: 38.3
@1 GHz: 56.9

GORE® Aerospace Fiber Optic Cables

Gore has packaged the standard fiber optic cable in a unique construction that improves all aspects of performance to meet the civil industry’s ever-increasing data needs (Figure 20). GORE® Aerospace Fiber Optic Cables withstand the challenging environments they encounter throughout an aircraft’s service life. These cables deliver excellent signal integrity for high-speed data transmission in wide temperature ranges (Table 13). In addition, The unique dual buffering system in the construction of these cables resists crushing, kinking and abrasion while maintaining reliable signal integrity before and after installation (Figure 21). The combination of materials in this construction also increases fiber movement under compression that improves termination with standard aerospace connectors.

Typical Applications

  • Avionics networks
  • Cabin management systems
  • Digital video systems
  • Ethernet backbone
  • Flight management systems
  • In-flight entertainment (IFE) systems
  • Transceivers
  • Weather radar systems

Figure 20: GORE Aerospace Fiber Optic Cables

Aerospace Fiber Optic Cables

Figure 21: Robust Construction

Robust Construction

Standards Compliance

  • ANSI/NEMA WC 27500 Performance Requirements: Environmental Testing, Jacket and Marking
  • EN4641-301
  • ARINC 802 Performance and Environmental Requirements
  • FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part I, BSS7230, and ABD0031 (AITM 2.0005): Flammability
  • FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part V, BSS7238, and ABD0031 (AITM 3.0008B): Smoke Density
  • BSS7239 and ABD0031 (AITM 3.0005): Toxicity

Table 13: Cable Properties

Property Value
Maximum Optical Loss at 850 nm (dB/km) 4.0
Maximum Optical Loss at 1310 nm (dB/km) 3.0
Property Value
Jacket Material Engineered Fluoropolymer
Core Type Multi-mode
Coating Type High-temperature Acrylate
Dielectric Material ePTFE/PTFE
Temperature Range (°C) -60 to 135

Added Durability

Gore evaluated the durability of its cable compared to a leading alternative cable using the EN-4641-301 test method. Results showed that GORE® Aerospace Fiber Optic Cables provided reliable mechanical performance with greater crush resistance for extended service life (Figures 22 and 23). The enhanced durability of these cables allows for lower force to move the fiber under compression while still maintaining excellent signal transmission. With an exceptional balance of properties, GORE® Aerospace Fiber Optic Cables deliver improved reliability and extended service life in a more robust construction without sacrificing size or weight.

Ordering Information

GORE Aerospace Fiber Optic Cables are available through several global distributors in a variety of standard sizes (Table 14). Visit <a href="/node/7996/">gore.com/cable-distributors</a> for the list of distributors. Gore also offers custom cables and terminated assemblies. For more information, please contact a Gore representative.

Figure 22: Greater Crush Resistance at 850 nm

Greater Crush Resistance at 850 nm - Graph

Figure 23: Greater Crush Resistance at 1300 nm

Greater Crush Resistance at 1300 nm - Graph

Table 14: Product Specifications

Part Number GSC-13-84639-04 GSC-13-84639-07 GSC-13-84640-04 GSC-13-84640-07
Core/ Cladding/ Coating 50/125/245 50/125/245 62.5/125/245 62.5/125/245
Jacket Color Yellow Purple Yellow Purple
Nominal Outer Diameter
mm (in)
1.8 (0.07) 1.8 (0.07) 1.8 (0.07) 1.8 (0.07)
Minimum Bend Radius
mm (in)
18.0 (0.71) 18.0 (0.71) 18.0 (0.71) 18.0 (0.71)
Nominal Weight
(g/m)
4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0
Tensile Strength
(N max)
200 200 200 200

a Contact a Gore representative for a bend-insensitive fiber option or specific fiber glass type.

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GORE and designs are trademarks of W. L. Gore & Associates ©2016 W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. ACS-0211-DAT-US-R2-JUN16

 

NOTICE — USE RESTRICTIONS APPLY Not for use in food, drug, cosmetic or medical device manufacturing, processing, or packaging operations.

GORE and designs are trademarks of W. L. Gore & Associates ©2016 W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. ACS-0211-DAT-US-R2-JUN16