Presentation on theme: "Doc.: IEEE 15-04-0159-00-004b Submission March 2004 Robert Poor, Ember CorporationSlide 1 Project: IEEE P802.15 Working Group for Wireless Personal Area."— Presentation transcript:
doc.: IEEE b Submission March 2004 Robert Poor, Ember CorporationSlide 1 Project: IEEE P Working Group for Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs) Submission Title: [Broadcast Issues in ] Date Submitted: [18 March 2004] Source: [Robert Poor] Company [Ember Corporation] Address [313 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210, USA] Voice:[ ], FAX: [ ], Re: [February 9 th 2004 Meeting Minutes from bi-weekly Conference Call.] Abstract:[The current specification does not provide support for broacast messages in beacon- enabled networks. This document points out the limitations and suggests possible solutions.] Purpose:[This document is submitted for consideration for revisions to the specification.] 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 P
doc.: IEEE b Submission March 2004 Robert Poor, Ember CorporationSlide 2 Broadcast Support in Robert Poor, Ember Corporation
doc.: IEEE b Submission March 2004 Robert Poor, Ember CorporationSlide 3 Problem 1: Realignment The current specification offers no mechanism to guarantee that a child node will stay awake in order to receive a coordinator realignment command.
doc.: IEEE b Submission March 2004 Robert Poor, Ember CorporationSlide 4 Problem 2: Support of Broadcasts The current specification offers no means to broadcast messages from higher layers. In a beacon-enabled network, the only way a coordinator can communicate with a child node is by indirect message transfer (by placing a short address in the Address List Field of the beacon (c.f )). The specification specifically forbids placing a broadcast address in the Address List field (c.f )
doc.: IEEE b Submission March 2004 Robert Poor, Ember CorporationSlide 5 Suggested Solution Include a mechanism in the beacon to tell children to stay awake so they can receive a broadcast or realignment message in the subsequent CAP. An address of 0xffff (broadcast) in the indirect address field can be used to indicate this. Note: A child node, observing a broadcast address in the indirect address field, will not respond with a data request command (c.f. section ). Other stay awake methods are possible (c.f ).
doc.: IEEE b Submission March 2004 Robert Poor, Ember CorporationSlide 6 But note… In a beacon-enabled network, a child node is not required to track beacons; it may stay asleep across multiple beacons.