Erik C. Swanson, PE

email: eswanson (at) hatdaw (dot) com

Education: BA Business Administration, University of Washington
BA Scandinavian Studies, University of Washington

IEEE; Society of American Military Engineers
Member, Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers (AFCCE)

Mr. Swanson is a registered Professional Electrical Engineer. He has been with Hatfield & Dawson for 19 years. His duties include analysis of FM, television, and digital television (DTV) station coverage, including comparative analysis of potential transmitter sites using software-based propagation models.

Mr. Swanson has specialized experience in complex FM and DTV allocation and rulemaking cases; calculation of non-ionizing radiation density at multiple-use communications sites for compliance with federal and local standards for environmental impact; and preparation of FCC applications for FM, TV, and DTV technical facilities changes. He has also developed in-house software tools for database access and data manipulation, and has extensive experience with computerized mapping resources.

Representative Projects

  • Project engineer MAS system frequency selection for CelNet Data Systems.
  • Project engineer for non-commercial FM station power increase and improvements analysis for Bellevue Community College, a project involving Canadian border zone interference issues.
  • Project engineer for non-commercial FM station translator system improvements for Pacific Lutheran University.
  • Project engineer for non-commercial FM station site selection and signal improvements for The Evergreen State College.
  • Project engineer for digital television application projects in Seattle, Spokane, and Yakima, WA, and Portland, Corvallis, Eugene, Bend, and LaGrande, OR.
  • Project engineer for television translator improvement projects for Rural Oregon Wireless Television.
  • Terrain and landcover database development for propagation analysis project, Singapore.
Camp Muir, July 2006