How critical is data transmission for system performance in military aircraft?

System’s designs using conventional standards such as Ethernet and Fibre Channel may assert that they function similarly in an aircraft environment and an office environment. On aircraft however, the unpredictable EMI sources, fluctuations in power supplies and temperature extremes require higher safety margins to protect performance.

With regards to INSTALLATION, the first choice is making sure the cable performs to standards

Throughout the aircraft SERVICE LIFE, the cable assembly is exposed to rigorous environments.

GORE® Aerospace Ethernet Cables are engineered for the increasing data demands of modern airborne digital networks. They meet the military and civil aerospace markets’ emerging need for higher data rate cables that provide superior electrical performance in a lightweight, flexible, and routable package. Gore’s cables can handle rigorous flexing during routing with a tight bend radius as small as 0.5 inches (12.7 millimeters) without breaking or failing — ensuring proven performance after installation and over time in mission-critical systems.

Resources – White Paper:

Gore has published a White Paper: Designing the Right Ethernet Interconnect to Increase High-Speed Data Transmission in Military Aircraft. It evaluates key designs and electrical performance of leading high-speed aerospace connectors to assist designers in selecting the best option for a specific application. The white paper also assesses electrical performance for connector-cable compatibility.