Cable Performance and Specifications

GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies for Civil Aircraft are engineered with Gore’s decades of experience in producing premier aerospace cables and assemblies. Comprised of Gore’s engineered fluoropolymers, they are expertly designed to consistently deliver reliable signal transmission and maintain electrical and mechanical integrity in even the most difficult aerospace conditions, including:

  • Complex routing
  • Repeated vibration
  • Shock
  • Abrasion
  • Harsh contaminants
  • Fluctuating temperatures
  • And more

Whether your specific needs require GORE-FLIGHT Microwave Assemblies, 6 Series (Ku-Band Applications), GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies, 7 Series (Ku-Band/L-Band Applications) or GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies (Ka-Band/Ku-Band Applications), all versions share a host of advantages compared to competing products, such as:

Substantial Weight Savings

Gore’s expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) fiber jacket on cable types 65, 6E, 7L and 7M are significantly lighter in weight than extruded fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) or perfluoroalkoxy alkane (PFA) jackets. This means Gore’s assemblies deliver substantial weight savings, allowing for increased cargo and improved fuel efficiency.

Easier Routing & Installation

Especially in systems where architecture space is at a premium, GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies for Civil Aircraft have smaller cable diameters to make routing and installation much simpler. What’s more, the small diameter increases flexibility with a tight bend radius, which is particularly helpful when retrofitting cable assemblies in overcrowded areas surrounding sensitive electronic systems. They’re also compatible with a variety of robust, low-profile connector options, giving maintainers increased design flexibility.

Dependable, Long-Term Performance

GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies for Civil Aircraft promise excellent shielding effectiveness against electromagnetic interference (EMI), which can compromise signal integrity and reduce the signal transmission’s quality, to ensure reliable performance through every flight. Further, they are proven to maintain the lower insertion loss, superior phase/amplitude stability and more reliable VSWR performance up to 32 GHz – before and after installation – when compared to alternative assemblies.

Meeting Rigorous Standards for Civil Aircraft Applications

Qualified to the most stringent aerospace specifications for airframes, Gore’s award-winning microwave assemblies provide stable and accurate performance over the aircraft’s lifespan. They are fully tested for the following after going through a controlled manufacturing process:

  • Insertion and return loss
  • VSWR
  • Phase and amplitude stability
  • Impedance control
  • Shielding effectiveness
  • Vapor leakage
  • And more

Our testing procedures, as well as approved aerospace materials, allow GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies for Civil Aircraft to meet tight specifications and standards consistently, including:

  • BSS7239 and ABD0031 (AITM 3.0005): Toxicity
  • EIA-364-66A: EMI Shielding Effectiveness Test Method for Electrical Connectors
  • 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
  • MIL-DTL-17: Cables, Radio Frequency, Flexible and Semi-Rigid
  • MIL-STD-202: Test Methods for Electronic and Electrical Component Parts
  • MIL-STD-810: Environmental Test Methods
  • MIL-T-81490: Transmission Lines, Transverse Electrical Mode

Thanks to their compliance and reliable performance, GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies for Civil Aircraft are suitable solutions for Ka-Band SATCOM antennas, Ku-Band SATCOM antennas and more.

How to Order GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies for Civil Aircraft

To discuss your specific application needs or for more information about GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies for Civil Aircraft, including exact part numbers, get in touch with a Gore representative. If you’re ready to order, request a quote through the Microwave/RF Cable Assembly Builder. To calculate insertion loss, VSWR and other parameters, visit the Microwave/RF Cable Assembly Calculator.

If you’re ready to order, contact a trusted Gore authorized distributor today.


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