W. L. Gore & Assoc. Inc. has introduced a new, lighter-weight
RG coaxial cable for aircraft communication and navigation systems,
providing significant weight savings without compromising performance. When
compared to standard RG coaxial cables, these new cables reduce operating costs
because they are as much as 20 percent lighter with a 15 percent smaller
diameter. This smaller and lighter profile coaxial cable still meets the
stringent electrical and mechanical requirements of MIL-T-81790 and EN 3475-503.
The cables engineered for electrical impedance of 50 and 75ő© also exceed the
electrical requirements of MIL-C-17G.
The special cable design of Gore's new RG
coaxial cables facilitates easier routing and improved abrasion resistance for
the cables. The jacketing material used in the cable's construction significantly
reduces size while maintaining shielding effectiveness, controlling impedance,
and withstanding operating temperatures ranging from -65 to 150C.