Cable Performance and Specifications

GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies, 7 Series for Defense Aircraft are uniquely constructed with multiple layers for optimal protection against harsh environments. These layers include:

  • Abrasion-resistant braided jacket or PFA jacket
  • Vapor barrier
  • Intermediate layer
  • Torque-resistant braid
  • Helically wrapped, silver-plated outer conductor
  • Expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) dielectric
  • Silver-plated copper center conductor

Thanks to their durable build, GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies, 7 Series for Defense Aircraft offer shielding effectiveness and low insertion loss for a given diameter. They also deliver the following benefits:

Vapor-Sealed

Our sealed microwave airframe assemblies feature rugged vapor sealing that prevents the ingress of contaminants like water vapor, jet fuel and more. This ensures that GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies, 7 Series for Defense Aircraft maintain their electrical performance over the system.

Flexibility and Small Diameter

For ease of installation and simpler routing in confined spaces, GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies, 7 Series for Defense Aircraft are flexible yet still maintain a compact footprint.

Consistently Reliable Performance

GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies, 7 Series for Defense Aircraft maintain low insertion loss, low return loss, and phase stability at frequencies up to 40 GHz over the entire life cycle. They’re proven to provide consistent, dependable performance with longer service life and reduced system downtime, resulting in lower life cycle costs.

Meeting Rigorous Standards for Defense Applications

GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies, 7 Series for Defense Aircraft are qualified and tested to satisfy the most stringent specification requirements for the next generation of defense and commercial aircraft, including the mechanical and environmental requirements for airframe cables as defined in MIL-T-81490. They are also compliant with the following qualifications:

  • Seal (vapor leakage): MIL-STD-202, Notice 9, Method 112E, paragraph 5, Condition C, Procedure IV
  • Temperature shock: MIL-STD-810, Method 503.2
  • Vibration: MIL-STD-810, Method 514.3, Procedure I
  • Power handling capability: MIL-T-81490, paragraph 4.7.13
  • Flexure: MIL-T-81490, paragraph 4.7.15
  • Tensile load: MIL-T-81490, paragraph 4.7.17
  • Concentrated load: MIL-T-81490, paragraph 4.7.18
  • Abrasion: MIL-T-81490, paragraph 4.7.19
  • Sand and dust: MIL-STD-810, Method 510.2, Procedure I
  • Humidity: MIL-STD-810, Method 507
  • Salt fog: MIL-STD-810, Method 509, Exposure ≥ 96 hours
  • Dielectric withstanding voltage: MIL-STD-202, Method 301
  • Icing/freezing rain: MIL-STD-810, Method 521.0
  • Fungus resistance: MIL-STD-810, Method 508.3
  • Rain (drip): MIL-STD-810, Method 506.2, Procedure II
  • Rain (blowing rain): MIL-STD-810, Method 506.2, Procedure I
  • Corona extinction voltage: MIL-C-17, paragraphs 3.7.5 and 4.8.6

Designed specifically for airframe microwave interconnect needs, typical applications for GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies, 7 Series for Defense Aircraft include the following:

  • Airframe interconnects for electronic defensive systems (signal detection, interception and identification)
  • Electronic payload interconnects using active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar
  • Commercial and business aircraft SATCOM antenna connectivity

How to Order GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies, 7 Series for Defense Aircraft

To learn more about GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies, 7 Series for Defense Aircraft, contact a Gore representative today. Alternatively, utilize the GORE® Microwave/RF Assembly Calculator online tool, which helps you calculate insertion loss, VSWR and other parameters of our cable assemblies. Also utilize the GORE® Microwave/RF Assembly Builder online tool, which allows you build an assembly that’s right for your exact needs or to request a quote for an assembly for your specifications. When you’re ready to order GORE Microwave/RF Assemblies, 7 Series for Defense Aircraft, you can also contact an authorized distributor.