Wide Selection of GORE Aerospace Cables, EMI shielding solutions and GORE SKYFLEX Aerospace Materials
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) showcases a wide selection of high-performance solutions at Farnborough International Airshow in hall 1, booth #1265.
Gore continues to innovate today and for tomorrow by combining dielectric expertise with unique fluoropolymer materials, proven in the real world and trusted for decades.
On display this year are durable, compact and highly-flexible GORE Aerospace Cables including high data rate, power/signal delivery, and coaxial and microwave/RF solutions for aircraft and spacecraft applications. Also highlighted are EMI shielding solutions that provide excellent RF grounding and shielding performance in aircraft.
Gore Cables and Materials for aircraft deliver failure-free performance in any military defence operation. Products that are on display include small, lightweight high data rate cables; high-frequency coaxial and microwave/RF assemblies; robust power and signal delivery cables; durable aircraft sealants; and excellent EMI shielding materials.
Gore cables and cable assemblies incorporate the latest materials science to meet rigorous electrical, mechanical, and environmental requirements. The company’s cables are engineered for the most demanding applications, to offer what the company describes as, “the highest-in-class performance, valued in multiple industries for delivering signal integrity, speed, and mechanical robustness in the harshest environments.”
Engineered for demanding aerospace environments, these high-speed data cables are constructed with Gore engineered fluoropolymers that deliver reliable signal transmission in a lightweight package and meet the performance requirements of ANSI/NEMA WC 27500 standards for aerospace and industrial electrical cables, Type 24.
Whether the target system architecture requires Ethernet, FireWire, USB, HDMI, high-performance quad, dual gigabit, shielded twisted pair or fibre optic cables, Gore Aerospace High-Speed Data Cables offer stable communication on avionics networks.
Gore Cable Technology offers significant weight savings while maintaining reliable signal integrity. Jacket weight is reduced by as much as 37% when compared to ethylene tetrafluoroethylene materials and 50% when compared to fluorinated ethylene propylene. These lighter-weight materials also result in smaller cable diameters, which ultimately translate to significantly smaller, lighter, and higher-density cable bundles.
The excellent signal integrity of this range of cables can enable the use of smaller gauge cables in any system architecture. Due to their electrical performance and long transmission distances, they can reduce the need for additional signal amplification, thereby further decreasing weight and power requirements.
Gore Aerospace High-Speed Data Cables deliver dependable signal integrity for data transmission in demanding aerospace environments. They ensure reliable performance in temperatures ranging from -55°C to +200°C, including the typical rapid temperature changes encountered during take-off and landing. The cables also facilitate easier installation: the small cable diameter increases flexibility with a tight bend radius, which makes initial routing easier.
Gore’s booth also showcases lightweight, non-curing GORE SKYFLEX Aerospace Materials that are specified by leading civil and military aircraft OEMs because they are proven to solve many sealing/surface protection challenges. A selection of these tapes and gaskets will be installed on a section of an aircraft wing.
GORE SKYFLEX Aerospace Materials effectively seal panels and protect against mechanical forces and harsh environments that can damage aircraft structures, such as vibration, corrosion, high temperatures, aggressive fluids, UV radiation, and other environmental hazards that tend to break down and weaken traditional materials. According to the company, unlike traditional two-component sealants, the materials are lightweight and non-curing, and they simplify the process by reducing installation steps. GORE SKYFLEX Aerospace Materials are available in a variety of form-in-place (FIP) tapes and die-cut gaskets in various sizes.
For gasket use, e.g. on the F-16 wing access panels, the interim approval guidance presented in the Maintenance Awareness Message is sufficient authorisation for procurement and use until the appropriate technical order publications are updated.
Proven by more than 20 years of successful applications, GORE SKYFLEX Aerospace Materials are lightweight materials that provide a no-cure seal for panels, fairings and floorboards and surface protection against vibration damage. They remain flexible and compliant over multiple open/close cycles, providing durable protection against corrosion and the ingress of water, fuels, and oils, and are available in a form-in-place tape or die-cut gasket.
GORE SKYFLEX Aerospace Materials are specified for use on many commercial and military aircraft. Technical Order approvals for military aircraft include the following: A-10, B-1B, B-52, C-5, C-17, C-130, E-3, EA-6B, E-6, F-4, F-5, F-15, F-16 (shown), F-35, H-53, KC-135, T-45 and V-22.