Aerospace systems continue to need higher data rates. However, the data are more sensitive to signal integrity issues during routing and installation. The Army recognizes that providing electrical margins and installed performance requires new technologies to avoid solutions that add weight.
One solution is the Gore-Flight microwave assemblies and Gore Microwave/RF assemblies for military aerospace applications have passed U.S. Army flight qualifications on the MH-47 Rotorcraft.
In one example, a complex harness included more than 100 assemblies for the ALQ-211 SIRFC — a critical aircraft survivability system used by the 160th SOAR (Special Operations Aviation Regiment). A similar microwave/RF solution was provided for ASE on the MH-60 Rotorcraft that is expected to pass U.S. Army flight qualifications in the next several months.
The 6 Series of Gore-Flight Microwave Assemblies recently earned a platinum award for product innovation by the Military & Aerospace Electronics 2016 Innovators Awards Program.
W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
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