W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. (Gore) is pleased to announce that GORE® Microwave/RF Assemblies, 7 Series have been selected for use in SmartSky Networks’ airborne test lab developed to optimize their new air-to-ground network. Gore engineers worked closely with SmartSky to design and provide high performance vapor-sealed microwave/RF assemblies in a very short time-frame, allowing SmartSky to continue to stay on schedule. With a smaller diameter, greater flexibility and tighter bend radius, the 7 Series was an ideal solution for complex routing in very small areas of SmartSky’s 4G LTE system. Gore’s robust, low-profile replaceable connectors also allowed for quick configuration changes during the building of SmartSky’s test lab environment.

High-Performance Vapor-Sealed Assemblies

GORE® Microwave/RF Assemblies, 7 Series are designed precisely to prevent the ingress of water vapor, fuel and other hazardous contaminants commonly found in airborne environments. These assemblies routinely maintain low insertion loss, low return loss and excellent phase stability while providing outstanding shielding effectiveness in challenging aerospace environments.

Gore’s vapor-sealed 7 Series assemblies complement Gore’s extensive collection of aerospace solutions—including coaxial and microwave/RF assemblies, high speed data cables, aircraft sealants and more. Gore’s broad catalog of high performance aerospace solutions will be on display at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany on April 10-12 in Booth #2E60.