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DE- DIAMOND ENGINEERING -DC402 - compact, 2-axis, 40lbs (18.15kg)

ANTENNA MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS & PRODUCTS

Diamond Engineering DC402 Compact Positioner Series

Diamond Engineering DC402 Precision Dual-Axis Compact Positioner
Diamond Engineering DC402 Precision Dual-Axis Compact Positioner

The DC402 is a compact positioner using both worm and belt drive components to offer high precision with low reflectivity for loads up to 40 pounds. This positioner is specifically designed for compact test ranges and enclosures for testing 5G, mmW and radar components and assemblies.

 

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)

 

Highlights

Dual rotary joints

Multiple configuration options

Indexable mast offset up to 17” from center

Non-metallic DUT mounting axis

Ultra-high precision (up to 0.02º)

Ideal for most antennas up to 25 pounds

 

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
  • 3-year warranty

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Gerneral

Footprint: 12” x 12” (304 mm x 304 mm)
Total Height: 22.5” (571.5 mm)
Clearance Radius: 18” (914 mm) clearance radius required for full 360º rotation
Total Weight: 42 lbs (19 kg)

 

 

Positioner

Turntable

Frequency Ranges (GHz): Coax: DC to 6, 18, 40, 50, or 67 GHz
  mmW: 50-75 (V-Band), 60-90 (E-Band) or 75-110 (W-Band) GHz
Resolution: 0.02º full step
  0.00125º microstep
Drivetrain: 3.0A/phase bipolar stepper motor with worm drive
Holding Torque: 25 ft-lb
Movement Range: 360º continuous or indexed
Position Feedback: 800-line encoder
Limits: Home & Limit (hardware & software)
Weight (positioner only): 16 lbs (7.27 kg)
Positioner Max Speed: 24º per second
AUT Mounting Options: ¹ 3/8”-16 or M6 4-hole pattern for general mounting
Composition: Acrylic turntable with aluminum base
Weight Capacity: 100 lbs (45 kg)
RF Rotary Joint: Optional (SMA, 2.92 mm, 2.4 mm, 1.85 mm or waveguide)

 

Gimbal (phi)

Frequency Ranges: Coax: DC to 6, 18, 40, 50, or 67 GHz
  mmW: 50-75 (V-Band), 60-90 (E-Band) or 75-110 (W-Band) GHz
Resolution: 0.05º full step
  0.00250º microstep
Drivetrain: 2.0A/phase bipolar stepper motor with belt drive
Holding Torque: 20 ft-lb
Movement Range: 360º continuous or indexed
Position Feedback: 800-line Encoder
Limits: Home (hardware & software)
Weight (gimbal only): 26 lbs (11.7 kg)
Gimbal Max Speed: 24º per second
AUT Mounting Options: ¹ 3.625” (92 mm) diameter PVC mounting plate with 10-32 hole array
Composition: Delrin, ABS, PLA+, fiberglass
Weight Capacity: 40 lbs (18 kg)
RF Rotary Joint: Optional (SMA, 2.92 mm, 2.4 mm, 1.85 mm or waveguide)

 

Electrical & Communications

Controller type: 3 axis microprocessor based controller
Resolution: Full step through 1/32 microstep
Motor Current: 3.125A per motor phase max
Cooling: Dual 40mm 24V fans
Motor Connector: M12 axial 5-pin connector + 5-pin encoder connector
Communication Interface: DB9 RS232 serial port with external USB adapter
Communication cable length: 1 meter
Input Voltage: 24VDC 3A
Power Supply (included): 24VDC 5A – 110/220v input
Motor cable length: 1 meter

 

Models

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

DC402-00 No RF Components
DC402-06 6 GHz SMA RF Components
DC402-18 18 GHz SMA RF Components
DC402-40 40 GHz 2.92 mm RF Components
DC402-50 50 GHz 2.4 mm RF Components
DC402-67 67 GHz 1.85 mm RF Components
DC402-75 50 to 75 GHz mmW V-Band RF Components
DC402-90 60 to 90 GHz mmW E-Band RF Components
DC402-110 75 to 110 GHz mmW W-Band RF Components

 

Options

DPA-PDK DAMS Platform Development Kit
OPT-SMA Software maintenance agreement

 

Accessories

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 nearfield 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 DC402 Precision Dual-Axis Compact Positioner Data Sheet

Diamond Engineering DC402 Series Installation and Configuration Guide

DAMS Software Suite Users Manual and Setup Guide

Diamond Engineering DAMS Antenna Measurement Systems Guide