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1 doc.: IEEE 802.15-<doc#> <month year>doc.: IEEE <doc#>01/2004Project: IEEE P Working Group for Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs)Submission Title: [Improvements to the IEEE standard]Date Submitted: [12 Jan, 2004]Source: [Marco Naeve] Company [Eaton Corporation]Address [4201 North 27th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53216, USA]Voice:[ ], FAX: [ ],Re: [ Pat Kinney’s document with the number , Marco Naeve’s summary with the document number , TG4 meeting minutes from Albuquerque meeting with the document number , ]Abstract: [This document summarizes the proposed improvements to the current IEEE MAC sub-layer.]Purpose: [For discussion within the IEEE study group 4b to develop independents PARs for future task groups.]Notice: This document has been prepared to assist the IEEE P It is offered as a basis for discussion and is not binding on the contributing individual(s) or organization(s). The material in this document is subject to change in form and content after further study. The contributor(s) reserve(s) the right to add, amend or withdraw material contained herein.Release: The contributor acknowledges and accepts that this contribution becomes the property of IEEE and may be made publicly available by PMarco Naeve, Eaton Corp.<author>, <company>
2 Issues Found Ambiguities in the standard that need to be resolved 01/2004Issues FoundAmbiguities in the standard that need to be resolvedClarify ambiguity on promiscuous mode.Add CHANNEL_ACCESS_FAILURE as valid status to the MLME-SCAN.confirm primitive for active scans.Unnecessary complexityMake support for GTS optional for FFDs.Eliminate BUSY_RX, BUSY_TX, and FORCE_TRX_OFF from the PHY enumerations to reduce complexity.Drop beacons payload during MAC scanning.Marco Naeve, Eaton Corp.
3 01/2004Issues FoundAssociation time in non-beacon networks is too long for some applications.Security key use is inflexibleAdd CCM* mode.Multicast is not supported by the MAC but is desired for many applicationsMAC headers and beacon payloads could create significant overheadInvestigate MAC header compression to reduce overhead.Marco Naeve, Eaton Corp.
4 Proposed additional capabilities 01/2004Proposed additional capabilitiesPHY/MAC layer shared time base distribution methodSupport for new frequency allocations in EuropeSupport for new frequency allocations in ChinaUse a 2.4 GHz PHY derivative for the lower frequency bands to yield higher data rate and simplify the design of multi-band devicesMarco Naeve, Eaton Corp.