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Diamond Engineering DAMS 6000 18 GHz Advanced Antenna Measurement

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  • DC to 18 GHz Frequency Range
  • 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

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Diamond Engineering DAMS 6000 18 GHz Advanced Antenna Measurement

System Features

Wide Frequency Ranges
Capable of measuring frequencies ranging from DC to 18 GHz.

Dual-Axis Movement
360º continuous or sweeping horizontal movement with up to ± 45º vertical tilt.

High Resolution
Capable of .0625º steps azimuth and .10º steps elevation.

Weight Capacity
Able to carry a payload of up to 20 lbs.

Precision Rotary Joint
The rotary joint is constructed from carbon-based material suited for noiseless measurements of up to 18 GHz.

Includes All Accessories
This is the complete measurement solution and includes everything besides the VNA and computer.

Deluxe Measurement Software
Comes with DAMS Measurement Studio Pro featuring special plots and functions.

Complete Warranty
Comes complete with our 3-year warranty covering all parts, labor and technical support.

Calibrated SMA Cables
System includes two 10’ ultra-low-loss precision SMA measurement cables certified to 18 GHz.

Precision Drive Train
Equipped with a precision stepper motor, and Kevlar belt transmission.

Advanced Measurement Calculator
Enables users to performs detailed and complex mathematical computations.

Spherical Plot Module
Map measured antenna data over a sphere or an ideal isotropic sphere.

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

Antenna Efficiency Module Tutorial

In this video, we demonstrate usage of the DAMS Antenna Efficiency module using the Diamond Engineering Broadband pedal antenna.

Overview of Software Features

Multi-Trace Plots (Polar/Amplitude)

  • Compare multiple antennas
  • Dual marker function
  • Selectable linear or log (dB)
  • Instant delta dB/angle marker readout
  • Selectable scale
  • Export option

3D and Spherical Plots

  • Full 3D interface
  • Map data onto a sphere
  • Plot data at any frequency
  • Multiple overlay and display features
  • Support for power meters, voltmeters,
    spectrum analyzers and VNA/PNA’s
  • Continuous rotation or swept measurements
  • Export data with variable formatting
  • Measure up to 1600 frequency points
    per increment
  • Variable speed
  • Move to max signal position
  • Vertical/horizontal scan measurements
  • CW/CCW antenna rotation

Other Features

  • Calibrated horn table import
  • Path loss calculator
  • Complete data manipulation
  • Multiple storage registers for convenience
  • Link commander (link simulator)

Optional Extras

  • Antenna Network & Measurement Simulator

Diamond Engineering DAMS x000 Series Series Antenna Measurement Systems Specifications
DAMS 5000 DAMS 6000 DAMS 7000
Frequency Ranges 6 GHz 18 GHz 40 GHz
Cable Interface Ultra high-quality cable with SMA connectorsM
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
Platform Operating Specifications
Platform Movement Horizontal 1.8 degree precision stepper motor with low-noise belts
Up to .0625º azimuth resolution
360º continuous azimuth range
± 45º elevation range at .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)
Platform Composition 85% acrylic / Delrin® construction for limited reflection
Weight Capacity 10 lbs. maximum at level position (20 lbs. with thrust plate) (capacity decreases with angle)
Drivetrain Azimuth: stepper motor with belt transmission
Elevation stepper hybrid non-captive lead screw
Cable Interface Ultra-low-loss cables with SMA connectors certified to 18GHz
Ultra-precision, ultra-low noise rotary joint with SMA (female)
Included Options 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
± 90º pivot for spherical measurements
DAMS Software Studio Pro Advanced processing module
Up to 3-year warranty on parts and labor
Technical support
Controller Operating Specifications
Control Methods DAMS Antenna Measurement Software (or any 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) without vertical movement assembly or tripod
35” (35.6 cm) minimum
72” (182.88 cm) with vertical movement assembly and tripod
Weight 3 lbs. (without tripod and vertical assembly)
7 lbs. (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)

Model Comparison

DAMS 5000 DAMS 6000 DAMS 7000

Frequency Range
Frequency Range

DC to 6 GHz DC to 18 GHz DC to 40 GHz
Movement Range
Movement Range
Azimuth: 360º Continious
Elevation: ± 45º
Azimuth: 360º Continious
Elevation: ± 45º
Azimuth: 360º Continious
Elevation: ± 45º

Resolution
Resolution

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

Weight Capacity
Weight Capacity

10 lbs. 20 lbs. 20 lbs.

Included Cables
Included Cables

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

Rotary Joint
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
Spherical Plotting Module

Not Included Included Included

Included Accessories
Included Accessories

Standard Accessory package All Accessories All Accessories

Warranty
Warranty

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

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Diamond Engineering DAMS 6000 18 GHz Advanced Antenna Measurement

Diamond Engineering DAMS 6000 18 GHz Advanced Antenna Measurement

  • DC to 18 GHz Frequency Range
  • 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

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