The SL connector conforms to such stringent cable assembly
specifications as MIL-T-81490 and MIL-DTL-87104. There is no
performance degradation when SL cable assemblies are exposed to
harsh environments such as extreme vibration, shock, temperature
and humidity levels.
To enhance the utility of the SL interconnector system, the
following features have been incorporated:
- Each cable assembly is individually sealed
- In the field, individual cable assemblies are inserted and
removed easily from the rear of the housing
- A single housing can accept transmission lines of different
- Low VSWR and insertion loss to 18.5 GHz
A complete family of compatible interface test adapters,
terminations, and pigtail assemblies are available.
Housings are available in several configurations. All ports need
not be used, but could be available for future additional
cables. Rack and panel or thumbscrew mounts are available for
securing the connectors. Other configurations are available upon
Assemblies with Contacts for ARINC and MIL-DTL-38999
Cobham had developed contacts for use in readily available
housings to provide low loss multi-port harnesses for less
demanding airborne and ground environments. Assemblies with
Size 8 and Size 12 contacts (usually used on FA19RX cable) are
available for use with M38999 housings for broadband operation in a
small convenient package. Multi-port harnesses incorporating these
Cobham precision contacts provide reliable operation to 18 GHz with
a low VSWR comparable with that of individual assemblies.
Installation and removal is accomplished with standard M38999
tools. Cobham can provide individual assemblies or complete
multi-port assemblies. One caution: these precision contacts cannot
be mated with commercially available M39029 coaxial contacts.
Assemblies with Size 1 and Size 5 contacts are used with ARINC
housings to provide reliable operation in commercial and military
aircraft for critical applications such as TCAS and Mode-S.
If you need a multi-port harness, contact Cobham.