Aerospace

FLEXCO Assemblies for Airborne & Space

Flexco Microwave's high precision cable assemblies are designed to meet the challenges of airborne environments, including MIL-C-17, MIL-T-81490, MIL-C-87014. Flexco is ready willing and able to administer full qualifications programs for new customers., which has been proven by our past experience. Products ready for flight include the SLL and Performance Series.

Airborne cable systems from Flexco are built to withstand the rigors of a flight environment while providing steady electrical performance.

Flexco Experience in Airborne & Space

Applications

  • Satellite test
  • Direct broadcast
  • Global positioning
  • On-board satellite
  • Missile systems
  • Electronic warfare & countermeasures
  • Guidance systems

    Customers

  • Comsat
  • Hughes
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Space Systems/Loral
  • L3 Communications/Randtron
  • TRW

    Programs

  • DSN
  • Iridium
  • TIROS
  • SATCOM
  • DMSP
  • Globalstar
  • Patriot
  • AWACS
  • Peacekeeper
  • LOW LOSS

    Unlike traditional wire braid cabling, Flexco's unique helical outer conductor permits the connector to be threaded onto the cable prior to soldering. This process adds strength and longevity to the interconnection system, and is another in Flexco's outstanding low loss performance.

    FLEXCO Space and Vacuum Qualifications:

    Flexco Microwave has provided high performance coaxial cable assemblies to Level "S" since 1974, including the TIROS, DMSP, and SATCOM programs. Flexco's experienced assembly staff certifies to a MIL-I-45208 quality program and NASA-STD-8739.3 soldering certification .

    Flexco's sealed outer conductor is formed with a continuous copper strip and a completely soldered seam. the conductor does not rely on surface contact area for its operation and is not affected by oxidation. Field tests of the effects of an orbital environment from Long Duration Effects Facility (LDEF) show that, Flexco cable assemblies are not electrically affected by surface oxidation over time as well as exterior braiding and or jacketing eliminates oxidation and provides added protection against handling, meteoroids, and debris.