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doc.: IEEE 802.15-05-0674-01-004b TG4b September 2005 Robert Poor - NBT GRoupSlide 1 Project: IEEE P802.15 Working Group for Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs) Submission Title: TG4b Opening/Closing Report for Vancouver, BC Date Submitted: November 2005 Source: Robert Poor, NBT Group Contact: Robert Poor, NBT Group Voice: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Re: TG4b Opening/Closing Report for September Session Abstract: Opening/Closing Report for the TG4b session in Vancouver, BC Purpose:To provide information on define enhancements and corrections to the existing standard, IEEE 802.15.4-2003. 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 802.15-05-0674-01-004b TG4b September 2005 Robert Poor - NBT GRoupSlide 2 TG4b Scope This project will define enhancements and corrections to the existing standard. The revised standard will be backward compatible with IEEE P802.15.4-2003. The considered enhancements shall be limited to: A method for shared time-base distribution. Support for new frequency allocations for Europe, China, and Japan. Extension of 2.4GHz derivative modulation yielding higher data rates for the lower frequency bands. Mechanism for communicating the revision level.
doc.: IEEE 802.15-05-0674-01-004b TG4b September 2005 Robert Poor - NBT GRoupSlide 3 TG4b Scope (continued) The considered corrections are: Resolving ambiguities. Removing unnecessary complexity, such as making GTS support optional and eliminating BUSY_RX, BUSY_TX, and FORCE_TRX_OFF from the PHY enumerations. Resolving issues such as long association time for non-beacon networks, inflexible security use, adding support for multicast, reducing MAC overhead and MAC header compression.
doc.: IEEE 802.15-05-0674-01-004b TG4b September 2005 Robert Poor - NBT GRoupSlide 4 TG4b Purpose The purpose of this revision is to extend the market applicability of IEEE 802.15.4-2003 and to remove ambiguities in the standard. Implementations of the current approved standard have revealed potential areas of improvements. Additional frequency bands are being made available in various countries that are attractive for this application space.
doc.: IEEE 802.15-05-0674-01-004b TG4b September 2005 Robert Poor - NBT GRoupSlide 5 Meeting Objectives Approve Garden Grove Minutesdone Approve Agenda & Objectivesdone Review LB32 results, Comment Resolution & Editing No new ‘no’ votes Of the ‘yes’ votes, all 17 Technical comments resolved 6 rejected 8 accepted as Editorial comments 3 withdrawn Prepare Working Group motion for Sponsor Ballot Done. WG motion to request ExCom to submit D3 to Sponsor Ballot PASSED Plan TG4b Activity & Revise Schedule Done. We will continue with weekly Conference Calls and prepare package for Sponsor Ballot
doc.: IEEE 802.15-05-0674-01-004b TG4b September 2005 Robert Poor - NBT GRoupSlide 6 Upcoming dates DateAction 14 Nov 2005Sponsor Ballot Pool Opened 14 Dec 2005Sponsor Ballot Pool Closes 15 Dec 2005Sponsor Ballot Opens 14 Jan 2006Sponsor Ballot Closes
doc.: IEEE 802.15-05-0674-01-004b TG4b September 2005 Robert Poor - NBT GRoupSlide 7 Major Activity & Documents Since Garden Grove: Weekly phone calls for MAC, PHY, Security. Comment database: 15-05-0673-xx-004b Vancouver minutes: 15-05-0687-00-004b Opening/Closing report: 15-05-0674-01-004b
doc.: IEEE 802.15-05-0674-01-004b TG4b September 2005 Robert Poor - NBT GRoupSlide 8 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 802.15-05-0674-01-004b TG4b September 2005 Robert Poor - NBT GRoupSlide 9 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 802.15-05-0674-01-004b TG4b September 2005 Robert Poor - NBT GRoupSlide 10 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 email@example.com Approved by IEEE-SA Standards Board – December 2002
doc.: IEEE 802.15-05-0674-01-004b TG4b September 2005 Robert Poor - NBT GRoupSlide 11 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
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