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doc.: IEEE 802.15-04/517r1 TG4a September 2004 Pat Kinney - Kinney Consulting LLC.Slide 1 Project: IEEE P802.15 Working Group for Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs) Submission Title: TG4a Opening/Closing Report for Berlin, Germany Date Submitted: September 2004 Source: Pat Kinney, Kinney Consulting LLC Contact: Pat Kinney, Kinney Consulting, LLC. Voice: +1 724-575-2469, E-Mail: email@example.com Re: TG4A Opening/Closing Report for September Session Abstract: Opening/Closing Report for the TG4a in Berlin, Germany. Purpose:To provide information on potential location performance of networks based on IEEE 802.15.4. Notice:This document has been prepared to assist the IEEE P802.15. 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 P802.15.
doc.: IEEE 802.15-04/517r1 TG4a September 2004 Pat Kinney - Kinney Consulting LLC.Slide 2 TG4a Scope This project will define an alternative PHY clause for a data communication standard with precision ranging, extended range, enhanced robustness and mobility amendment to standard 802.15.4.
doc.: IEEE 802.15-04/517r1 TG4a September 2004 Pat Kinney - Kinney Consulting LLC.Slide 3 TG4a Purpose To provide an international standard for an ultra low complexity, ultra low cost, ultra low power consumption alternate PHY for 802.15.4 (comparable to the goals for 802.15.4-2003). To satisfy an evolutionary set of industrial and consumer requirements for WPAN communications, the precision ranging capability will be accurate to one meter or better, and the communication range, robustness and mobility improved over 802.15.4-2003. The project will address the requirements to support coexisting networks of sensors, controllers, logistic and peripheral devices in multiple compliant co- located systems.
doc.: IEEE 802.15-04/517r1 TG4a September 2004 Pat Kinney - Kinney Consulting LLC.Slide 4 Meeting Objectives/Accomplishments Hear Preliminary Presentations (heard six presentations) Complete Channel Model effort – done! Hear proposal from Extended Range clarification group – done and TG4a issued an approved interpretation! Hear presentations from Ranging group – done! Revise Criteria Selection Document - ongoing Discuss TG4a Activity Between Sept and Nov Meetings – done! Revise Project Plan (no changes)
doc.: IEEE 802.15-04/517r1 TG4a September 2004 Pat Kinney - Kinney Consulting LLC.Slide 5 Membership & Anti-Trust Individual membership –In all IEEE standards meetings, membership is by individual, hence you do not represent a company or organization. Anti-Trust laws –The Anti-Trust laws forbid the discussion of prices within our meetings.
doc.: IEEE 802.15-04/517r1 TG4a September 2004 Pat Kinney - Kinney Consulting LLC.Slide 6 6. Patents IEEE standards may include the known use of essential patents, and patent applications, provided the IEEE receives assurance from the patent holder or applicant with respect to patents essential for compliance with both mandatory and optional portions of the standard. This assurance shall be provided without coercion and prior to approval of the standard (or reaffirmation when a patent becomes known after initial approval of the standard). This assurance shall be a letter that is in the form of either a) A general disclaimer to the effect that the patentee will not enforce any of its present or future patent(s) whose use would be required to implement the proposed IEEE standard against any person or entity using the patent(s) to comply with the standard or b) A statement that a license will be made available without compensation or under reasonable rates, with reasonable terms and conditions that are demonstrably free of any unfair discrimination This assurance shall apply, at a minimum, from the date of the standard's approval to the date of the standard's withdrawal and is irrevocable during that period. IEEE-SA Standards Board Bylaws on Patents in Standards Approved by IEEE-SA Standards Board –, March 2003, May 2004
doc.: IEEE 802.15-04/517r1 TG4a September 2004 Pat Kinney - Kinney Consulting LLC.Slide 7 Inappropriate Topics for IEEE WG Meetings Don’t discuss licensing terms or conditions Don’t discuss product pricing, territorial restrictions or market share Don’t discuss ongoing litigation or threatened litigation Don’t be silent if inappropriate topics are discussed… do formally object. If you have questions, contact the IEEE Patent Committee Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org Approved by IEEE-SA Standards Board – December 2002
doc.: IEEE 802.15-04/517r1 TG4a September 2004 Pat Kinney - Kinney Consulting LLC.Slide 8 Copyright Under the current US copyright law — the author of information is deemed to own the copyright from the moment of creation The IEEE Bylaws require copyright of all material to be held by the IEEE –Must consult with IEEE for re-use of copyright material The IEEE Standards accomplishes transfer of copyright ownership through the Project Authorization Request (PAR) process
doc.: IEEE 802.15-04/517r1 TG4a September 2004 Pat Kinney - Kinney Consulting LLC.Slide 9 Chair’s Role http://ieee802.org/Mike_Spring_Article_on_Stds_Process. pdfhttp://ieee802.org/Mike_Spring_Article_on_Stds_Process. pdf …the chairperson of the working group is key to what and how fast a standard is produced. The chair of the committee acts as a facilitator with little power to legislate. The chair must be knowledgeable about the subject but also know how a standard may be used by various segments of the industry. A chairperson should be a leader-diplomat-observer, in equal proportions. Also, the chairperson should not be a doer, perfectionist or obstructionist. This is consistent with the view of the chairperson as a skilled leader with strong negotiation skills who delegates.
doc.: IEEE 802.15-04/517r1 TG4a September 2004 Pat Kinney - Kinney Consulting LLC.Slide 10 Chair’s Role Meta-issues When there are two valid points in opposition, the strategy is to move the group away from polarity. This can be done by raising the meta-issue— “Does the group believe that a decision needs to be made?”. Agreement on that question focuses the group on reaching consensus to resolve the impasse. What it Ain’t Educate members on what standards are and are not! Creeping Featurism Avoid add-ons, new features that would be “nice” as opposed to “necessary”—features that get added after the die has been cast. Two Hats When the chair needs to shift from a management focus to make a technical point, put on a baseball cap with the company logo and move from the head of the table to another seat, signifying that he now wishes to be seen as taking a “company” position on a particular issue. This makes it very clear where he stands and eliminates confusion about what role he is fulfilling at the time. When at the chair’s position, he is perceived as wearing the chairs’ hat by default. The Duelists When two individuals are vehemently opposed or dead-locked on an issue and it appears to be disrupting the group process, send them off to a separate room. The winner will come back to present their position which has been “forged under fire”. A similar suggestion would have the chair form ad hoc groups out of parties in conflict forcing disputing stakeholders together and charging them with resolving their disagreement as a precondition to the committee proceeding with development of the standard. This places the burden on the antagonists to subordinate their individual differences to that of the group.
doc.: IEEE 802.15-04/517r1 TG4a September 2004 Pat Kinney - Kinney Consulting LLC.Slide 11 The Ballot Process
doc.: IEEE 802.15-04/517r1 TG4a September 2004 Pat Kinney - Kinney Consulting LLC.Slide 12 TG4a Schedule
doc.: IEEE 802.15-04/517r1 TG4a September 2004 Pat Kinney - Kinney Consulting LLC.Slide 13 Objectives for November Complete and Approve Final Revision to Criteria Selection Document Complete and Approve Final Revision to Channel Model Complete and Approve Ranging report Hear Preliminary Presentations from CFI Respondents
doc.: IEEE 802.15-04/517r1 TG4a September 2004 Pat Kinney - Kinney Consulting LLC.Slide 14 Scheduled Conference Call Ranging: Host: Harris Corporation Conference Service Phone Number: TBA via reflector Auth Code# TBA via reflector Time: 10:00 EDT (1 hour) –30 September 2004: AOA and RSS Discussions –7 October 2004: TDOA Discussions –21 October 2004: Initial Draft of Final Report –4 November 2004: Final Draft of Final Report
doc.: IEEE 802.15-04/517r1 TG4a September 2004 Pat Kinney - Kinney Consulting LLC.Slide 15 Scheduled Conference Call Criteria Selection Document Revision: Continue the weekly meetings starting on 29 September 2004 Wednesdays 9:30am (PDT) – 10:30 Hosted by STMicroelectronics Audio Bridge Number: –US Toll Free: +1.866.259.2661 France: +33 1 72 12 33 70 International Toll Free: +800 14 12 14 12 –Passcode: *1006095*
doc.: IEEE 802.15-04/517r1 TG4a September 2004 Pat Kinney - Kinney Consulting LLC.Slide 16 Non-Scheduled Conference Call Channel Model Committee: Not scheduled but will be held as required Wednesdays 10:30am ET – 1 hour Hosted by Mitsubishi Audio Bridge Number: –dial-in number: +1.877.214.6371 –International Access / Caller Paid Dial In Number +1.504.588.9086 –Participant Code 795 155