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

Nov. 19, 2014
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.
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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