Gore’s tethered drone cables can considerably reduce size and weight without compromising durability or electrical performance. Unlike standard nylon cables, Gore’s cables have a 20-percent smaller dielectric, which makes them inherently lighter weight, so they take up less space inside the TMS. They are proven to provide better weight stability in harsh fluids compared to nylon cables, which means more drone design options, payload, and operating height for the military.
With a balanced hybrid design, GORE Tethered Drone Cables deliver continuous high-voltage power and secure, high-bandwidth data and video transmission for as long as the drone remains in operation.
Engineered with high-strength and weather-proof materials, GORE Tethered Drone Cables withstand crushing, repeated reeling, extreme temperatures, humidity, rain, snow, and tough terrain. The fiber optic cable also meets ARINC 802-2 requirements and is able to provide a high level of crush resistance with low insertion loss ensuring a secure data link from the drone to the ground support equipment (GSE).
In addition, Gore’s patent-pending fiber braid cable jacket is low friction and resists abrasion generated by the TMS or during operation. The fiber braid jacket also makes it easier to handle Gore’s cable compared to standard nylon cables.
GORE Tethered Drone Cables accompanied by Gore’s aircraft solutions and combat clothing systems will be on display at the 2019 Paris Air Show in France on 17-23 June in Hall 2B, Booth F170. Additional details can be found at gore.com/paris2019.