Rugged RF and microwave cable with low insertion loss for aerospace uses introduced by Gore

LANDENBERG, Pa., 19 Nov. 2014. W.L. Gore & Associates Inc. in Landenberg, Pa., is introducing introduced a small-diameter cable for aerospace applications where compact profile and light weight constructions are top design priorities.

Rugged RF and microwave cable with low insertion loss for aerospace uses introduced by Gore
Rugged RF and microwave cable with low insertion loss for aerospace uses introduced by Gore
LANDENBERG, Pa., 19 Nov. 2014. W.L. Gore & Associates Inc. in Landenberg, Pa., is introducing introduced small-diameter RF and microwave cabling for aerospace applications where compact profile and light weight constructions are top design priorities.

This GORE-FLIGHT cabling delivers low insertion loss for an assembly using Size 8 RF contacts. The construction withstands the challenges of installation, improve fuel efficiency, and increase payload.

The cable measures 0.24 inches in diameter, weighs 0.04 pounds per foot, and offers a minimum bend radius of 1 inch. Typical, guaranteed and installed insertion loss for this model is rated at 0.342 decibels per foot, 0.384 decibels per foot, and 0.354 decibels per foot, respectively.

The cable maintain a consistent impedance of 50 plus-or-minus 1 ohms to eliminate insertion loss stack-up issues when assemblies are cascaded or routed through airframe bulkheads. Shielding effectiveness is rated at 90 dB through 18 GHz.

Applications include airborne electronic surveillance and countermeasures; radar warning systems; missile approach warning systems; radar interconnects; electronic and signal intelligence; and navigation and communication systems.

For more information contact W.L. Gore online at gore.com/gore-flight.

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