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DAMS 5100/6100/7100 - 2-axis, 150lbs (68kg)


Diamond Engineering DAMS 5100/6100/7100

Diamond Engineering DAMS 5100 6100 7100 Series

The DAMS x100 (5100/6100/7100) Series is our heavy-duty multi-axis antenna measurement system suited for devices up to 150 (68 kg). It’s perfect for large and unweildy antennas as the positioner is chain and gear driven motor, which enables it to maintain precision positioning even under great weight.


Key Features and Functions

2D & 3D Spherical Measurements (AZ over EL, EL over AZ, XYZ planes and more)

Far Field Parameters (gain, beamwidth, efficiency, directivity, polarization, isolation, and more)

OTA Measurements (TRP/TIS)

Phase Center Measurements

Spherical Near Field (optional)



Dual rotary joints

Multiple configuration options

Indexable mast offset up to 23” from center

Non-metallic DUT mounting axis

Ultra-high precision (up to 0.02º)

Ideal for most antennas up to 150 pounds (68 kg)

What’s Included?

The standard D6050 package features:

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


Positioner Operating Specifications

Frequency Ranges: DC to 6 GHz (DAMS 5100)
  DC to 18 GHz (DAMS 6100)
  DC to 40 GHz (DAMS 7100)
Platform Movement: Up to 0.25º azimuth resolution (DAMS 5100)
  Up to 0.10º azimuth resolution (DAMS 6100/7100)
  360º continuous azimuth range
  ± 90º elevation range at 0.1º per step
  Precision DC Servo motor
Drivetrain: Heavy-duty steel gear drive-train
  Steel gear and worm, with ball and tapered roller bearings
Positioner Feedback: Precision potentiometer (DAMS 5100)
  High accuracy resolver (DAMS 6100/7100)
Platform Max Speed: 30 R.P.M. azimuth
  120º per minute elevation
Platform Mounting: 24” (61 cm) aluminum thrust plate with 150 pounds (68 kg) of payload capacity
  Extra heavy-duty tripod
Weight Capacity: 150 pounds (68 kg) maximum @ level position (capacity decreases with angle)
Cable Interface: Ultra high-quality cable with SMA connectors
  Ultra-precision, low-noise rotary joint with SMA connectors
  (“K” connectors on DAMS 7100)
Included Options: Digital level for precise setup
  Positioning laser for long range alignment
  DAMS Software Studio Pro
  Advanced processing module
  3-year warranty on parts and labor
  Technical support


Controller Operating Specifications

Control Methods: DAMS Antenna Measurement Software (or any software with serial communication which requires the Platform Development Kit)
Interface: USB 1.1 (RS232 available upon request)
Input Power: 24vDC 5.0A
Analyzer Interface: GPIB controller card (not included)
Physical Properties  
Dimensions w/o Tripod: 12” wide (30.5 cm)
  12” deep (30.5 cm)
  14” tall (35.5 cm)
Height: 5” (12.5 cm) WITHOUT vertical movement assembly or tripod
  35” (35.6 cm) MIN, 72” (182.88 cm) w/ vertical movement assembly and tripod
Weight: 45 lbs. (20.4 kg) (without tripod and vertical assembly)
  68 lbs. (30.8 kg) (with tripod and vertical assembly)
Positioner Composition: 85% Aluminum
  10% Stainless steel
  5% Misc. plastics/metals
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)



Unless otherwise specified, all standard model packages include the positioner, software, all RF components, AUT mounting hardware, and tools and documentation.

Model Frequency Range
DAMS 5100 DC to 6 GHz
DAMS 6100 DC to 18 GHz
DAMS 7100 DC to 40 GHz


DFSM5-xx Full Spherical Mount (5 pound capacity)
(xx = available ranges from DC to 18, 40 or 50 GHz)
DFSM10-xx Full Spherical Mount (10 pound capacity)
(xx = available ranges from DC to 18, 40 or 50 GHz)
DFSM25-xx Full Spherical Mount (25 pound capacity)
(xx = available ranges from DC to 18, 40 or 50 GHz)
DPA-LASERTOOL-B Laser alignment tool
DPA-DIGILEVEL Digital level
PT-DMS-THRUSTP-ACR Larger thrust plate
(12″ acrylic, 0.350″ thick)
PT-DMS-THRUSTP-ALM Larger thrust plate
(12″ aluminum, 0.25″ thick)
OPT-ENC Encoder feedback capability
DPA-PDK DAMS Platform Development Kit
OPT-SMA Software maintenance agreement



DEPC-D Pre-configured PC (desktop)
DEPC-L Pre-configured PC (laptop)
DE-SIM DAMS Antenna & Network Simulator software add-on
DPA-SW-N2F Spherical near field processing
DPA-AUTOPOL 18 GHz SPDT RF switch auto-polarizer with cables/adapters
DPA-AUTOPOL-40 40 GHz SPDT RF switch auto-polarizer with cables/adapters
DE-05xx Broadband reference horn 500 MHz to 18, 26, 30 or 40 GHz
DE-07xx Broadband reference horn 700 MHz to 18, 26, 30 or 40 GHz

Product documents

Diamond Engineering DAMS 5100, 6100, 7100 Data Sheet

DAMS Software Suite Users Manual and Setup Guide

Diamond Engineering DAMS Antenna Measurement Systems Guide