NASHUA, N.H. – Industry judges have named the 7 series RF and microwave cable and connectors assemblies from W. L. Gore & Associates in Newark, Del., as a platinum award recipient in the Military & Aerospace Electronics and Intelligent Aerospace 2019 Technology Innovators Awards.
The Gore 7 series from Gore assemblies are engineered to prevent the ingress of water vapor, fuels, oils, chemicals, and other hazardous contaminants commonly found in aviation environments.
With their rugged, vapor-sealed construction, these assemblies maintain low insertion loss, low return loss, and phase stability at frequencies to 18 GHz, while providing shielding effectiveness in challenging aerospace environments.
The Military & Aerospace Electronics and Intelligent Aerospace 2019 Technology Innovators Awards are in three tiers -- ranging from platinum, the highest, to the gold awards, and finally to the silver awards -- and are based on the recommendations of an independent panel of industry judges.
Research has shown that more than 75 percent of RF and microwave assemblies must be replaced frequently because of damage during installation or operation. Costs can add up quickly with replacing assemblies, extra labor, and more maintenance and downtime.
With small flexible construction and tight bend radius, GORE 7 series RF and microwave assemblies provide mechanical protection, electrical performance, and easy installation and routing.
The 7 series is tested and qualified with approved aerospace materials for commercial airborne applications for performance over the aircraft’s lifetime, few replacements, reduced system downtime, and relatively low total costs.
These assemblies have been selected for use in SmartSky Networks airborne test lab developed to optimize their new air-to-ground network and for use by the European Aviation Network providing Wi-Fi internet access on European short-haul flights.
The GORE RF and microwave assemblies are for L-band air-to-ground networks; active electronically-steered phase arrays; GPS connectivity; Iridium; Ku-band satellite communications antennas; and SwiftBroadband packet-switched services.For more information contact W. L. Gore & Associates online at www.gore.com.