DAMS Light to Medium Antenna Measurement Systems

Available models: 6 GHz, 18 GHz, or 40 GHz

System Includes:

  • Dual-axis high-resolution positioner w / tripod
  • USB Interface
  • Two 10-Foot precision SMA measurement cables
  • Includes DAMS Antenna Measurement Studio
  • A low cost and compact Antenna Measurement solution

Educational Discounts Available

Model Frequency Price
5000 DC-6 GHz Request Quote
6000 DC-18 GHz Request Quote
7000 DC-40 GHz Request Quote

For Small to Medium Sized Antennas

All DAMS x000 Series systems feature:

  • Lightweight acrylic construction
  • Professionally machined parts
  • Precision calibrated RF cables
  • Silver/carbon rotary joints
  • Feature-packed software
  • Detailed, full-color users manual
  • Full technical support
  • Parts and labor warranty

Model Comparison

6000 7000

Frequency Range
DC to 6 GHz DC to 18 GHz DC to 40 GHz

Movement Range
Azimuth: 360º Continious
Elevation: ± 45º
Azimuth: 360º Continious
Elevation: ± 45º
Azimuth: 360º Continious
Elevation: ± 45º

Azimuth: .125º
Elevation: .10º
Azimuth: .0625º
Elevation: .10º
Azimuth: .0625º
Elevation: .10º

Weight Capacity
10 lbs. 20 lbs. 20 lbs.

Included Cables
Two 10' Low-loss SMA Cables Two 10' ULTRA-Low-loss SMA Cables Two 10' ULTRA-Low-loss 40 GHzCables

Rotary Joint
6 GHzRotary Joint 18 GHzPrecision Rotary Joint 40 GHzPrecision Rotary Joint

Included Software
DAMS Antenna Measurement Studio DAMS Antenna Measurement Studio Pro DAMS Antenna Measurement Studio Pro

Spherical Plotting Module
Not Included Included Included

Included Accessories
Standard Accessory package All Accessories All Accessories

Full 1 year Warranty Full 2 year Warranty Full 2 year Warranty

Positioner Specifications

Frequency Ranges DC to 6 GHz (DAMS 5000)
DC to 18 GHz (DAMS 6000)
DC to 40 GHz (DAMS 7000)
Cable Interface Ultra high-quality cable with SMA connectors
Ultra-precision, low-noise rotary joint with SMA connectors
("K" connectors on DAMS 7000)
Platform Movement Horizontal 1.8º precision stepper motor with low noise belts 
Up to .125º azimuth resolution (DAMS 5000) 
Up to .0625º azimuth resolution (DAMS 6000/7000) 
360º continuous azimuth range 
± 45º elevation range @ .10º per step 
Vertical precision hybrid linear actuator
Weight Capacity 10 lbs. maximum @ level position (DAMS 5000)
20 lbs. maximum @ level position (DAMS 6000/7000)
(capacity decreases with angle)
Platform Control Interface USB 1.1 (RS232 available upon request)
Special Options
(included w/ DAMS 6000/7000)
Acrylic or aluminum thrust plate (additional cost may apply)
Digital level for precise setup
Ultra-high resolution option
Positioning laser for long range alignment
Vertical alignment tool
+/- 90 degree pivot for spherical measurements
DAMS Software Studio Pro
Advanced processing module
Up to 3-year warranty on parts and labor (all x000 systems)
Technical support (all x000 systems)
Analyzer Control Interface GPIB controller card (not included)
Platform Max Speed 120º per minute (vertical)
30 R.P.M. maximum azimuth
Positioner Mounting Velbon tripod with fluid pan head 
Horizontal or vertical, standard 1/4-20 tripod threads
Positioner Composition 85% acrylic and Delrin® construction for limited reflection
Environmental Conditions Operating temp: 0° C to 45° C (32° F to 104° F)
No condensation
Transport temp: -40° C to 60° C (-40° F to 140° F)
10% to 90% relative humidity
No condensation within 72 hours
Power Requirements +24 vDC (3.0A) center pin + on connector
Positioner Dimensions 12 inches (30.5 cm) wide 
5 inches (12.5 cm) tall WITHOUT vertical movement assembly 
14 inches (35.6 cm) tall WITH vertical movement assembly
Positioner Weight 5 pounds (2.27 kg)
Width 12" (30.5 cm) without tripod
Height 5" (12.5 cm) without vertical movement assembly or tripod
35" (88.9 cm) minimum or 70" maximum (177.8 cm) with vertical movement assembly and tripod
Tripod Composition Aluminum and plastic

FSM-5 Spherical Mount

The new Diamond Engineering Full Spherical Mount is now a DAMS platform option that may be added to any DAMS system. The mount utilizes Delrin® for ball bearings and structure, plus it enables full spherical measurements to resolutions as low as 0.1 degrees. The mount is ideal for unobstructed gain data and efficiency. The belt driven system is a plug and play substitution to the DAMS elevation motor.

Features include:

  • Low reflection - 90% delrin construction
  • DC - 18 GHz
  • 6-inch horizontal adjustment for centering
  • 12-inch vertical height
  • 0.25 degree movement resolution
  • 5-pound load capacity
  • DAMS Studio Pro with Spherical and Efficiency modules
  • Runs from existing platform elevation plug