Edward A. Urbanik, Group Leader, RF Technologies

What do you like about your job at ARA-BerrieHill? 

“I am motivated by the advanced technology knowing that it will contribute to the success of the warfighter and it will bring them back home.  I have been touched by the Gulf Wars -- from my college roommate who was shot down over Iraq and captured by the Iraqis and paraded on television, to my son who served in Iraq during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn.  It is personal with me.”


B.S. Electrical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University

Certificate of Systems Engineering, John Hopkins University

M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology


Ed is responsible for BerrieHill Research Division of ARA’s contracted research and development programs and capture team lead/proposal development for a wide variety of technology development programs dealing with electromagnetic and electro-optical/infrared technologies.

Previously, Ed worked at BAE Systems and its predecessor companies for just over 24 years.   Prior positions include Westinghouse Electronic Systems Group and the United States Air Force.  Ed holds the coveted Program Management Professional certification from Program Management Institute.  He also has one year of teaching undergraduate level at Air Force Institute of Technology as a special assignment in 1983.

Ed is a senior member in both the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association. He has served as a member of the IEEE Antenna Standards Committee and the Subcommittee for RCS Measurements Standards.  He is the former member of the AMTA board of directors, serving as the technical coordinator and the vice president.  He continues to serve the AMTA membership through his membership on the Technical Committee, Student Paper Committee and the Student Scholarship Committee.  Ed was an invited speaker to the AMTA 2014 Boston Symposium speaking on RCS Engineering for Systems Engineers.

Ed is a life member of the American Radio Relay League and a life member of The Pennsylvania State University Alumni Association.

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