William (Mike) Doolan has been in the Radio Frequency Spectrum engineering field for over 30 years. He has worked for Freedom Technologies, Inc. on contracts providing support to the National Telecommunication Information Administration’s (NTIA) Spectrum Services Division and provided spectrum support for oceanographic radars of NOAA’s U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System.

Mike worked for the NTIA’s Office of Spectrum Management for 23 years in both the Spectrum Engineering and Analysis Division and the Spectrum Support Division’s System Review Branch.  He reviewed certification requests and conducted analysis of proposed new Federal radio systems at various stages of development to determine regulatory compliance and the availability of radio frequencies and to predict the degree of electromagnetic compatibility between new and existing systems.

As an engineers in the SEAD he was tasked to write and periodically update Federal Government Spectrum Use Reports on certain  bands available on NTIA’s Compendium webpage.  He participated in many FCC Rulemakings including reviewing many FCC NOIs, NPRMs, and R&Os on topics  such as Radio Frequency Identification and Ultrawideband.  Mr. Doolan developed engineering algorithms and helped develop service rules for the 71-76, 81-86, 92-94, and 94.1-95 GHz bands. He also helped develop the NTIA’s web-based frequency coordination program.  

He has also worked for other contractors in the private sector including the Illinois Institute of Technology in support of the DoD’s Electromagnetic Compatibility Analysis Center (now the Joint Spectrum Center).

Mr. Doolan is a graduate of the University of Maryland and holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.