DAMS x000 Series

The DAMS x000 Series is a highly versatile multi-axis antenna measurement system suited for devices up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) for DAMS 5000, or 20 pounds (9 kg) for DAMS 6000 or 7000. The non-metallic, belt-driven head provides a low-reflection environment ideal for electrically small or omni-directional antennas.

What’s Included?

The standard DAMS x000 package features a 2-axis positioner, our powerful DAMS Antenna Measurement Studio, precision RF cables and rotary joints, all tools and documentation, plus DUT mounting hardware. Everything is backed by 3-year warranty.

  x000 Series Datasheet

Educational discounts are available for students, teachers or staff of universities or technical schools.

Key Features & Functions

  • 2D and 3D* Measurements
  • Far Field Parameters (gain, beamwidth, efficiency, directivity, polarization, isolation, and more)
  • OTA Measurements (TRP/TIS)
  • Phase Center Measurements
  • Spherical Near Field (optional)

* = DAMS 5000 will perform partial 3D without Pro software upgrade


  • Dual-axis movement
  • Precision rotary joint
  • Extremely high resolution (up to 0.0625º steps azimuth and 0.10º steps elevation)
  • 20 pound weight capacity
  • Complete 1+ year warranty (model dependent)

What's Included?

The standard DAMS x000 Series package features:

  • 2-axis positioner
  • DAMS Antenna Measurement Studio
  • Precision RF cables
  • Precision rotary joint
  • DUT mounting hardware
  • Tools and documentation
  • 1+ year warranty (model dependent)

Positioner Operating Specifications

Frequency Ranges:DC to 6 GHz (DAMS 5000)
DC to 18 GHz (DAMS 6000)
DC to 40 GHz (DAMS 7000)
Platform Movement:Horizontal 1.8 degree precision stepper motor with low-noise belts
Up to 0.125º azimuth resolution (DAMS 5000)
Up to 0.0625º azimuth resolution (DAMS 6000/7000)
360º continuous azimuth range
± 45º elevation range at 0.10º per step
Vertical precision hybrid linear actuator
Platform Max Speed:30 R.P.M. azimuth
120º per minute elevation
Platform Mounting:Velbon tripod with fluid pan head
Standard 1/4"-20 tripod threads (horizontal or vertical)
Weight Capacity:20 lbs. maximum @ level position (capacity decreases with angle)
Drivetrain:Azimuth: stepper motor with belt transmission
Elevation: stepper hybrid non-captive lead screw
Cable Interface:Ultra-high quality cable with SMA connectors (all “K” connectors on model 7000)
Ultra-precision, ultra-low noise rotary joint with SMA (female)
Special Options(*):Acrylic thrust plate (additional cost for aluminum)
Digital level for precise setup
Ultra-high resolution option
Positioning laser for long range alignment
Vertical alignment tool
DAMS Software Studio Pro
Advanced processing module
Technical support (all systems)
Warranty:1-year on parts and labor (DAMS 5000)
3-year on parts and labor (DAMS 6000/7000)

(*) = included with DAMS 6000/7000 models


Controller Operating Specifications

Control Methods:DAMS Antenna Measurement Software
Customer written software with serial communication (requires Platform Development Kit)
Interface:Hybrid USB/serial
Input Power:24V 1.6A switched power supply
Analyzer Interface:GPIB controller card (not included)


Physical Properties

Width:12” (30.5 cm) without tripod
Height:5” (12.5 cm) turntable only
Min: 35” (88.9 cm) with vertical movement assembly and tripod
Max: 72” (182.88 cm) with vertical movement assembly and tripod
Weight:5 lbs. (2.2 kg) (without tripod and vertical assembly)
9 lbs. (4.1 kg) (with tripod and vertical assembly)
Positioner Composition:Acrylic 87%
Stainless steel 5%
Aluminum 5%
Misc. plastics/metals 3%
Tripod Composition:Aluminum and plastic


Environmental Specifications

Operating Temp:0º C to 45º C (32º F to 104º F) (with no condensation)
Transport Temp:-40º C to 60º C (-40º F to 140º F) (no condensation within 72 hours)

Standard Models

Unless otherwise specified all standard model packages include the positioner, DAMS Antenna Measurement Studio software, all RF components (rotary joints, adapters, cables, etc.) and AUT mounting hardware.  In addition, each system includes all necessary tools and extensive documentation.

ModelFrequency Range
DAMS 5000DC to 6 GHz
DAMS 6000DC to 18 GHz
DAMS 7000DC to 40 GHz

Should you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out.  Use the button below to send us an instant message.

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Should you be interested in any of the following options, simply reference them in your inquiry for more information or pricing.



OPT-X0-9090° tilt stage (NEW!)
DFSM5-xxFull Spherical Mount (5 pound capacity)
(xx = available ranges from DC to 18, 40 or 50 GHz)
DFSM10-xxFull Spherical Mount (10 pound capacity)
(xx = available ranges from DC to 18, 40 or 50 GHz)
DFSM25-xxFull Spherical Mount (25 pound capacity)
(xx = available ranges from DC to 18, 40 or 50 GHz)
DPA-LASERTOOL-BLaser alignment tool
DPA-DIGILEVELDigital level
PT-DMS-THRUSTP-ACRLarger thrust plate
(12" acrylic, 0.350" thick)
PT-DMS-THRUSTP-ALMLarger thrust plate
(12" aluminum, 0.25" thick)
OPT-ENCEncoder feedback capability
DPA-PDKDAMS Platform Development Kit
OPT-SMASoftware maintenance agreement


DEPC-DPre-configured PC (desktop)
DEPC-LPre-configured PC (laptop)
DE-SIMDAMS Antenna & Network Simulator software add-on
DPA-SW-N2FSpherical nearfield processing
DPA-AUTOPOL18 GHz SPDT RF switch auto-polarizer with cables/adapters
DPA-AUTOPOL-4040 GHz SPDT RF switch auto-polarizer with cables/adapters
DE-05xxBroadband reference horn 500 MHz to 18, 26, 30 or 40 GHz
DE-07xxBroadband reference horn 700 MHz to 18, 26, 30 or 40 GHz

Diamond Engineering takes great pride in providing top-notch customer and technical support.  If you are having any issues with your system, we welcome you contact us directly.  We can walk you through or suggest solutions to any issues you may have.

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