In 2009, the aviation industry committed to an average improvement in fuel efficiency of 1.5% annually through 2020. In order to help our customers achieve the requirements, PIC Wire & Cable® has continually developed lighter-weight components. We also understand that lighter components equal thousands of dollars saved over the lifetime of an aircraft.
Our new Ultralite cables are yet another example of an innovative cable solution that is both low loss and lightweight.
At PIC we design every product with our customers in mind. We want to make your job easier and we believe that begins with the design of products. Infused with 45 years of industry-leading knowledge and engineering expertise each of our interconnects is designed to deliver superior performance.
PIC’s next generation Ultralites are no exception. Consisting of the UH67163, UH22089, and UH44193 they are an expansion of our lightweight 50 ohm RF coaxial cable family - RFMATES®. Each Ultralite cable provides a considerable weight savings compared to RG cables and other similar-performing cables:
As part of our RFMATES line, Ultralites are 50 ohm coaxial cables which can be specified for applications encompassing Collision Avoidance, Communications and Navigation.
For an in-depth look at the features and benefits of the Ultralites, please reference our Technical Article.
|P/N||Replacement||AWG||Loss @ 1.0 GHz
dB/100 ft (dB/100m)
|Burn Test||Matching Connectors|
Light Weight Low Loss Coax Cable
|UH22089||S22089||10||3.5 (11.5)||0.345 (8.76)||7.2 (10.7)||View Burn Test||View|
|UH67163||RG393||14||6.2 (20.3)||0.227 (5.77)||3.4 (5.1)||View Burn Test||View|
|UH44193||RG400/142||19||10.4 (34.1)||0.152 (3.86)||1.9 (2.9)||View Burn Test||View|
NOTE: All Electrical, Mechanical, and Environmental (EWIS) Testing has been completed on ULTRALITES cables and their associated connector line. These tests include Vibration, Shock, Thermal Shock, Aging Stability, Flammability, and more. A complete list of the tests completed is available along with a full qualification test report (QTR) if requested here.
|Carrier||Spec||Existing Coax Weight||Replacement
|Total Weight Savings||% Lighter|
|Leading OEM Airframe||809.1 feet per copter||59.06 lbs||28.82 lbs||30.24 lbs||51.2%|
|Regional Jet certified 2005||38 Coax Assemblies per plane||89.74 lbs||45.90 lbs||43.84 lbs||48.9%|
RFMATES® – Aircraft Coaxial Cables 50 Ohm & Aircraft Triaxial Cables 50 Ohm
VideoMATES® – Aircraft Coaxial 75 Ohm & Aircraft Triaxial Cables - 75 Ohm
DataMATES® – Aircraft Databus, Ethernet and Digital Video Cables
MicroMATES® – Aircraft Microwave Cables / Aircraft High Frequency Cables