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Systems engineer, adjunct professor, author with project and product development experience in government, aerospace, defense, non-profit, and commercial settings for both large and small-scale systems. Applications include air traffic control air defense, simulators trainers, and secure communications using computers, software, displays, and secure non-secure communications. Advised Undergraduate University of Pennsylvania students, developed graduate level systems engineering class for Drexel engineering management program, adjunct professor. Several published papers, one patent, and author of two systems engineering books, one is a textbook. Current interests are applying systems engineering to sustainability and other new areas.

  • Systems Engineering Analysis
  • Architecture, Tradeoffs
  • Requirements, Specifications
  • Test, Verification, Validation, Evaluation
  • Engineering Management
  • Technical Direction, Mentoring
  • Research and Development
  • Product Development
  • International Marketing Travel
  • Marketing, Proposals, Pricing
  • Technical Writing, Consulting, Mentoring
  • Website Development, Maintenance
  • Project Champion, Facilitator
  • Process Development
  • Tool and Vendor Evaluations
  • New Process Establishment
  • Software Engineering
  • Manuals, Training Packages

EDUCATION - Drexel University BS - Electrical Engineering (BSEE) 1979


Advanced Sciences and Technologies (AS&T), Moorestown, New Jersey 11/2014 to Present

Wyle - Aerospace Group, Mount Laurel, New Jersey - Systems Engineer 2012 - 2014

L-3 Communications-East, Camden, New Jersey 1995 - 1999, 2000 - 2012
(Formerly Lockheed Martin, Martin Marietta, GE Aerospace and RCA) Lead Member Engineering Staff

MITRE, Atlantic City, New Jersey - Member of the Technical Staff 1999 - 2000

Nielsen Media Research, Dunedin, Florida - Consultant 1994 - 1995

Contraves USA, Tampa, Florida - Product Development Engineer 1991 - 1994
(Now L-3 Communications Pittsburg, PA)

E-Systems, St. Petersburg, Florida - Senior Principle Engineer 1987 - 1991
(Now Raytheon)

Hughes Aircraft Company, Fullerton, California - Senior Systems Engineer Level 5 1981 - 1987
(Now Raytheon)

FAA Technical Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey - Electronics Engineer 1977, 1979 - 1981


CassBeth.com, Cherry Hill, New Jersey 1997 - Present

Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Adjunct Professor 2011 - Present

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Student Advisor 2008 - Present


Published Books

Technical Papers, Patents and Other Activities




1. Sobkiw, W. "Systems Practices for Sustainability." The 21st Annual INCOSE International Symposium, Jun 2011. Peer-Reviewed (Published).

2. Sobkiw, W. "Automated Specification Analysis." The International Council on Systems Engineering Region V Spring 09 Conference, April 2009. Peer-Reviewed (Published).

3. Sobkiw, W; Chen, TL. "Design For Fault Tolerance And Performance In A DOD-STD-2167 Ada Project." Proceedings of The Sixth National Conference On Ada Technology March 14-18, 1988. (Mar 1998). Peer-Reviewed (Published).

4. Sobkiw, W. "Approaches To Air Traffic Control/Air Defense Workstation Simulation And Training." Thirteenth Interservice / Industry Training Systems Conference (ITSC) Fall 1991. Peer-Reviewed (Published).

5. Sobkiw, W. "Prototyping Air Surveillance Displays (Three Prototyping Display Activities)." 36th Annual Air Traffic Control Association Conference Proceedings Sepetmber 29 - October 3, 1991. Peer-Reviewed (Published).

6. Sobkiw, W. "The Potential Use Of Over-The-Horizon (OTH) Sensors For Oceanic Air Traffic Control." 35th Annual Air Traffic Control Association Conference Proceedings Sepetmber 16-20, 1990. Peer-Reviewed (Published).

7. Sobkiw,W; Payne,P,R. "Integration Of Air Ground Data Links." 40th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference May 6-9, 1990. Peer-Reviewed (Published).

8. Sobkiw, W; Chen, T,L. "Binding As A Mechanism To Support Reusability In A Distributed Ada Communications System." Proceedings of the Sixth Washington Ada Symposium June 26 - 29, 1989. Peer-Reviewed (Published).

9. Sobkiw, W; Chen, T,L. "Reusable Subsystems From A High Performance Ada Communication System." Proceedings of The Seventh Annual National Conference On Ada Technology March 13 -16 1989. Peer-Reviewed (Published).

10. Sobkiw,W; Payne,P,R. "Integration Of Air Ground Data Links." 34th Annual Air Traffic Control Association Conference Proceedings ATCA October 30 - November 2, 1989. Peer-Reviewed (Published).

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