Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE) Qualification Testing

Across any aerospace application, but especially in ones involving the military, RF/microwave cable assemblies are the lifeline to reliable communications. Therefore, they must be rigorously prequalified and tested to prove their efficacy both before and after installation and routing. And when you factor in the challenging conditions encountered by aircraft, this testing must also ensure electrical and mechanical integrity in the face of extreme temperatures, exposure to fuels and chemicals, abrasion and more.

Comprehensive prequalification and testing processes have always been a top priority at Gore, as we promise to prove the performance of our products before they appear on the market. In "Gore Cable Assemblies Pass Demanding Flight Requirements," we detail exactly how GORE-FLIGHT Microwave Assemblies for Defense Aircraft meet the most stringent U.S. Army qualification testing standards for aircraft survivability equipment (ASE) on the MH-47 Rotorcraft.

About GORE-FLIGHT Microwave Assemblies for Defense Aircraft

Thanks to their unique construction, Gore’s lightweight and flexible airframe assemblies are trusted by the defense sector as a fit-and-forget solution for applications such as:

  • Airborne electronic surveillance / counter measures / jamming
  • C5ISR
  • Electronic / signal intelligence
  • Electronic warfare (EW) systems
  • Millimeter Wave (mmWave) technologies
  • Navigation / communication systems
  • Radar interconnects
  • Radar warning receiver (RWR) systems

Through the testing procedures explained in "Gore Cable Assemblies Pass Demanding Flight Requirements" and other protocols, GORE-FLIGHT Microwave Assemblies for Defense Aircraft are proven to:

  • Provide the lowest insertion loss after installation, during use and over the system’s lifespan
  • Solve protection and performance concerns in harsh aerospace conditions
  • Lessen downtime and overall cost of ownership and lengthen system life
  • Deliver less RF interference among electronic systems due to superior shielding effectiveness
  • Lower installation costs due to fewer failures and reduced aircraft production delays
  • And more.

Contact Gore for More Information

To learn more about how GORE-FLIGHT Microwave Assemblies for Defense Aircraft can benefit your application and request a quote, contact a Gore representative today. 

Alternatively, configure assemblies with customized frequencies, lengths, and connector options and request a quote from us through the online GORE® Microwave/RF Assembly Builder. To calculate insertion loss, VSWR and other parameters of our assemblies, use the online GORE® Microwave/RF Assembly Calculator. When you’re ready to order, connect with an authorized distributor.