Cable Performance & Specifications

The 2019 Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards Platinum Honoree 1.8 mm Simplex cables perform at the highest levels in the most challenging aviation and military environments. They feature a high-temperature acrylate coating to help protect their fiber core. Other construction layers include:

  • Perfluoroalkoxy (PFA) outer jacket
  • Strength member
  • Primary & secondary expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) layers
  • Crush-resistant layer
  • Fiber core

These materials reduce the force needed to move the cable’s fiber under compression while ensuring optimal signal transmission and enhanced termination with many standard aerospace and defense connector systems. Cables are available with single mode or multi-mode, graded-index cores to accommodate the most advanced data and video architectures available. They also offer notable features and benefits over competitors:


To demonstrate superior crush resistance, GORE Fiber Optic Cables (1.8 mm Simplex) for Aerospace & Defense were evaluated alongside a leading alternative cable using EN3745, Method 513. These tests revealed that our cables significantly exceeded the minimum weight impact requirements for enhanced crush protection while delivering excellent signal transmission. In contrast, the competitor’s cable showed significant optical loss and fell short of industry specifications for crush protection.


Avionics and vectronics regularly face extreme hot and cold temperatures in the air and on land. So we tested our cables for vibration and mechanical shock performance after exposure to temperatures at -40°C and +135°C each at 850 nm and 1300 nm. Results demonstrated no degradation or optical loss between these temperatures, proving excellent endurance to high-intensity vibration and mechanical shock for longer service life.

Meeting & Exceeding Stringent Industry Standards

We rigorously test and pre-qualify GORE Fiber Optic Cables (1.8 mm Simplex) for Aerospace & Defense against the highest standards for performance to allow reliable use in the most challenging environments. Our cables exceed new EN3745 and JN1177 requirements for crush resistance, as well as the following:

  • Flammability: ABD0031 (AITM 2.0005); BSS7230; FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part I
  • Smoke Density: ABD0031 (AITM 3.0008B); BSS7238; FAR Part 25, Appendix F, Part V
  • Toxicity: BSS7239
  • Performance Requirements: ARINC 802-3
  • NATO Generic Vehicle Architecture (NGVA) for Land Systems: STANAG 4754

Typical Applications & Connector Options

GORE Fiber Optic Cables (1.8 mm Simplex) for Aerospace & Defense accommodate the most bandwidth-intensive applications up to 100+ Gb/s, including:

  • Avionics & vectronics digital networks
  • Cabin & flight management systems
  • Ethernet backbone
  • In-flight entertainment (IFE) systems
  • HD streaming camera & video systems
  • High bandwidth in-LRU data paths
  • In-vehicle networking
  • Intercom, radio & radar systems
  • Sensor & processing connectivity
  • Transceivers
  • Weather radar systems

Our optical fiber cables support a wide variety of high-speed connector systems and backshells to accommodate essential avionics and vectronics. Examples include ARINC, MIL-STD-38999 and MIL-PRF-29504 from manufacturers like Amphenol®, COTSWORKS®, Glenair® and Radiall.

How to Order GORE Fiber Optic Cables (1.8 mm Simplex)

Our most popular Simplex version plays an important role in the success of every flight and military mission. Single-mode or OM1 to OM5 multi-mode, graded-index cores are available to accommodate the most advanced data and video architectures up to 100+ Gb/s.

We also offer selected complimentary samples of this product and other high-speed data cables with short lead times based on in-stock availability for prototyping and evaluation. If you’re ready to place an order, visit our list of distributors today for the following part numbers:

  • GSC-13-84689-04
  • GSC-13-84689-07
  • GSC-13-84640-04
  • GSC-13-84640-07
  • GSC-13-84639-04
  • GSC-13-84639-07
  • GSC-13-84943-04
  • GSC-13-84943-07
  • GSC-13-84943-17 (Includes a JN1177 marking on the cable jacket material)
  • GSC-13-85423-04
  • GSC-13-85423-07
  • GSC-13-85868-04
  • GSC-13-85868-07

For available test data and more information about cable characteristic limits and application needs, including bend-sensitive fiber options and fiberglass types, contact a Gore representative today.

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