Aviation Market

Micro-Coax recognizes the importance of time to market with custom-engineered products. We have spent the last 20 years vertically integrating to provide rapid prototypes, improved quality, reduced lead times, maximum reliability and lower costs.

Since our founding over 50 years ago, we have designed, manufactured, and tested our own cable. Over the years, we added the ability to design, machine, electroplate, assemble and test the connectors for our cable assemblies. Most recently we have added the capability to metalize KEVLAR® to produce the ARACON EMI shielding fibers in house.

Another significant challenge for the aviation market is to reduce weight. Utilizing the only composite shielding material based on KEVLAR®, Micro-Coax’s ARACON enables us to manufacture the lightest weight RF coaxial cable and EMI shielding yarns and braid socks. This enables our customers to reduce the overall weight of their system which allows lower flight costs or increased payload capability.

Some of our aviation products include UTiFLEX® Microwave Flexible Cables, Semi Rigid Cables, multi-port connectors, harnesses and EMI shielding materials. Micro-Coax cable assemblies are deployed on some of the most demanding aviation programs such as:

  • F/A-22
  • JSF
  • Global Hawk aircraft
  • PAC-3
  • EP-3
  • RQ-4B
  • RQ-5A
  • U2
  • Fire Scout
  • JLENS
KEY TESTING CAPABILITIES SUPPORTING HIGH RELIABILITY MANUFACTURING PROCESS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
  • Abrasion Resistance Testing
  • Environmental test capability to +165 degrees C to –100 degrees C
  • Flex Life Testing
  • Full Destructive Physical Analysis (DPA) laboratory
  • J-STD and NASA certified solder personnel
  • Mode-stirred shielding chamber – 0.5 to 18.0 GHz capability for RF Shielding measurements
  • Real-time X-Ray equipment (non-destructive)
  • Salt Fog Chamber
  • SEM and EDAX
  • Transfer Impedance Test
  • Vector Network Analyzers (VNA) – 13 in all, 6 of which can test to 40 GHz or higher
  • XREF

KEVLAR® is a registered trademark of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company