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ChangesInInsertionLossandPhase

Changesininsertionlosswithtemperature
Insertionlosstrackingistheabilityofdifferentassembliesofthesametypeandlengthtoclosely
reproducetheirinherentlosscharacteristicswithchangingtemperature.Aswithphasetracking,the
closertheassembliestrack,thelowertheresidualsystemicerrorandthemoreconsistentthe
beamwidth,sidelobesuppression,andbeamsteering.Systemrange,jammingandclutterresistance,
andoverallaccuracyareultimatelysuperior.Poorinsertionlosstrackingisgenerallyattributableto
poorcontrolovermaterialsandprocessesduringcablemanufacturingortousingcableassemblies
withdifferentcharacteristics.

Attenuationchange(%db)vs.temperature,bulkproperty

Thiscurveisapropertyofbulkcable(0.190in.diameter,solidcenterconductor,PFAjacketcable)
verylowlosscableassembliesmaydeviateslightlyduetoconnectoreffectsovertemperature.
InsertionlosschangeisinpercentdBrelativeto0dBchangeat25C.Thismeasurementwastaken
at18GHzitisaweakfunctionoffrequencyandcabletype.Insertionlosschangeisprimarilydueto
thechangeinconductivityofthesilverwithtemperature.Toalesserextent,thelosstangentofthe
ePTFEisalsoafunctionoftemperature.
TheAttenuationChangevs.Temperature,BulkPropertygraphisaplotofdatathatillustratestypical
insertionlosstrackingofGoremicrowavecoaxialassembliesoverthetemperaturerangeof100to
+150C.Typicalinsertionlosstrackswithintwopercentforagivencabletype,dependingonthe
assemblylength.Youcanachievetighterinsertionlosstrackingbyselectingcablesfromthesame
materialbatch.PleaseconsultGorefordetails.

Changesinphaselengthwithtemperature
Goremicrowavecoaxialassembliesprovideimprovedperformanceandreliabilityinaphasesensitive
systemwhilealsoreducingitscomplexityandcost.ThelowlossandVSWRcharacteristicsofour
productsarewellknown.Perhapsnotsowellknownisourexceptionalelectricallengthstabilityunder
variousenvironmentalconditions.Thepurposeofthisinformationistofamiliarizeyouwiththat
stability.
ThekeytothisenhancedstabilityisourePTFEcabledielectric.TheePTFEusedismanufactured
exclusivelybyGoreandisusedinnoothermanufacturer'smicrowaveassemblies.Itis,inessence,
thekeycomponentofourmicrowavecableassembly.
Theinformationpresentedhereinwasextractedfromavarietyofactualqualificationtestsand
applications.However,duetoextensivevariationsinsystemrequirements,itmayormaynotbe
applicabletoyourrequirementsandshouldnotbedirectlyspecifiedwithoutourconsultation.Gore