Bernard Sklar has more than 40 years of experience in technical design and management positions at Republic Aviation Corporation, Hughes Aircraft, Litton Industries, and The Aerospace Corporation. At Aerospace, he helped develop the MILSTAR satellite system and was the principal architect for EHF Satellite Data Link Standards. Currently, he is head of advanced systems at Communications Engineering Services, a consulting company he founded in 1984. He has taught engineering courses at several universities, including the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Southern California, and has presented numerous training programs throughout the world. Dr. Sklar has published and presented scores of technical papers. He is the recipient of the 1984 Prize Paper Award from the IEEE Communications Society for his tutorial series on digital communications, and is the author of the book Digital Communications: Fundamentals and Applications, Second Edition (Prentice-Hall, 2001, ISBN 0-13-084788-7). Dr. Sklar is past chair of the Los Angeles Council IEEE Education Committee. His academic credentials include a B.S. degree in math and science from the University of Michigan; an M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, New York; and a Ph.D. degree in engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.