Data Sheet: Mil-C-17 RG Coaxial Cable

United States

Includes description, features and benefits, typical applications, and performanace specifications.


Improved Cable Performance from Lighter-Weight RG Coaxial Cables

Suitable for use in commercial and military aircraft, GORE RG Coaxial Cables maintain excellent signal integrity and are over 25 percent lighter with a more than 15 percent smaller diameter when compared to standard RG coaxial cables. The excellent flexibility and tight bend radius of these cables make them easier to install, particularly when retrofitting cables in the tight spaces surrounding aircraft electronic systems.

Engineered to meet the stringent requirements of MIL-T-81790 and EN 3475-503, GORE RG Coaxial Cables withstand the harsh environments of the aerospace industry. In addition, the 50 ohm and 75 ohm cables are optimized to exceed the electrical requirements of MIL-C-17G.

The RG Coaxial Cables from Gore meets the environmental conditions required of standard RG Coax cables while significantly reducing the cable weight and cable size with the use of an engineered fluoropolymer jacket.

Typical Applications

  • Navigation systems
  • Communication systems
  • Box-to antenna communication
  • In-flight entertainment

Realize the Benefits of GORE RG Coaxial Cables

  • Reduced flight mass due to lighter weight construction
  • Longer product life from excellent abrasion resistance
  • Improved reliability with a higher operating temperature range
  • Easier installation because of smaller diameter, tighter bend radius, and more flexibility
  • Easier retrofit with no special connectors required
  • Superior sales and technical support from Gore's worldwide engineering team
Comparison Graph
Property RG179
Standard
GWN 2907
(RG179) GORE
RG316
Standard
GWN2908
(RG316) GORE
Cable nom. diameter 2.54 mm
0.100 inch
2.18 mm
0.086 inch
2.49 mm
0.098 inch
2.07 mm
0.082 inch
Weight 16.0 g/m
10.8 lbs/1000ft
12.4 g/m
7.96 lbs/1000ft
18.0 g/m
12.2 lbs/1000ft
12.7 g/m
8.13 lbs/1000ft
Jacket Material FEP Engineered
Fluoropolymer
FEP Engineered
Fluoropolymer
Operating temperature range -65°C up to 150°C
-85F up to 302F
-65°C up to 150°C
-85F up to 302F
-65°C up to 150°C
-85F up to 302F
-65°C up to 150°C
-85F up to 302F
Property RG179
Standard
GWN 2907
(RG179) GORE
RG316
Standard
GWN2908
(RG316) GORE
Max. voltage 1200 V 1200 V 1200 V 1200 V
Capacitance 63.6 pF/m
19.4 pF/ft
63.6 pF/m
19.4 pF/ft
96.43 pF/m
29.4 pF/ft
96.43 pF/m
29.4 pF/ft
Impedance 75 +3/-3 Ω 75 +3/-3 Ω 50 +2/-2 Ω 50 +2/-2 Ω
Attenuation typical/max
  @ 100 MHz min/max
  @ 400 MHz min/max
  @ 1.0 GHz min/max
dB/100feet
8.0/9.2
15.5/21.0
26.7/30.7
dB/100feet
8.0/9.2
15.5/21.0
26.7/30.7
dB/100feet
7.6/11.0
16.0/21.0
26.2/38.0
dB/100feet
7.6/11.0
16.0/21.0
26.2/38.0
Attenuation typical/max
  @ 100 MHz min/max
  @ 400 MHz min/max
  @ 1.0 GHz min/max
dB/30m
7.9/9.1
15.3/20.7
26.3/29.6
dB/30m
7.9/9.1
15.3/20.7
26.3/29.6
dB/30m
7.5/10.8
15.8/20.7
25.8/37.4
dB/30m
7.5/10.8
15.8/20.7
25.8/37.4

 

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