Dan Swanson

Daniel G. Swanson, Jr.

Distinguished Fellow of Technology Tyco Electronics (M/A-COM), Lowell, MA, USA.

Dan received his BSEE degree from the University of Illinois and his MSEE degree from the University of Michigan. He started his career at Narda Microwave West, where he developed broadband amplifiers and a de-embedding system for S-parameter device characterization. At the Wiltron Company he designed YIG tuned oscillators for use in microwave sweepers. He also developed a broad-band load-pull system for optimization of output power. At Avantek Inc. he developed thin-film microwave filters, software for filter design, and a low-frequency, broad-band GaAs MMIC amplifier. In 1989, he joined Watkins-Johnson Company as a Staff Scientist. His work there included thin-film filter design for broadband surveillance receivers, high performance filters for wireless base stations, and the application of electromagnetic field solvers to microwave component design. Mr. Swanson joined AMP M/ACOM in 1997 where he was a Senior Principal Engineer. As a member of the Central R&D group, he applied electromagnetic field-solvers to the design of multilayer PC boards, RF and digital connectors, couplers and other microwave components. Mr. Swanson joined Bartley R.F. Systems in 1999. He designed high Q filters for wireless base stations and developed novel design methods based on EM simulation. Mr. Swanson returned to Tyco Electronics (M/A-COM) in 2003 as a Distinguished Fellow of Technology. As a member of the Strategic R&D group he supports filter and antenna design efforts and consults on EM simulation issues in general.

Mr. Swanson is a Fellow of the IEEE. He is past chairman of the MTT-8 Filters and Passive Components Technical Committee. He is on the editorial board for the IEEE MTT-S Transactions, IEEE MTT-S Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, and the Int. Journal of Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Computer-Aided Engineering and Microwave Journal. Mr. Swanson is the primary author of Microwave Circuit Modeling Using Electromagnetic Field Simulation, published by Artech House. He has published numerous technical papers, given many workshop and short course presentations, and holds two patents.