REPORT OF THE MARCH 2002 MEETING OF IEEE 802.11:
Our March 2002 meeting was held at the Hyatt
Regency St Louis, St Louis, USA.
The reports for the individual task groups are linked below.
The results of the email letter ballot for TGg that followed the January
meeting were reaffirmed by a vote of 98:6:14.
Upcoming Interim meeting locations were announced:
May 2002 - Sydney, Australia, at the Wentworth Rydges Hotel
September 2002 - Monterey, California, at the Hyatt Regency Monterey
January 2003 - Ft Lauterdale, Florida
May 2003 - Sophia Antipolis, France
Updates to the Working Group Rules have been posted in document 01/331r3.
The official vote to adopt these rules will take place at the next meeting
in May during the Monday opening plenary session.
The officers of 802.11 (Stuart Kerry, Chair; Al Petrick, Vice Chair; Harry
Worstell, Vice Chair; Tim Godfrey, Secretary) were re-elected by unanimous
The Working Group moved to officially request the 802 SEC to establish
a Regulatory TAG (Technical Advisory Group).
The Working Group passed a motion to enable Task Group E to issue
a Letter Ballot from the May meeting by a vote of 85:13:4.
Task Group F announced an interim meeting for the task group in
April to complete comment resolution and issue a new draft. TGf will conduct
an email letter ballot to enable a recirculation ballot of 802.11f, and
if successful, will then conduct a recirculation ballot. The Working Group
passed two motions on behalf of TGf, requesting changes to the 802.11 standard
needed by the 802.11f Recommended Practice.
Task Group G resolved comments on Letter Ballot 33, and will generate
a new draft at the May meeting. The working group passed a motion to pre-authorize
a TGg letter ballot at the May meeting by a vote of 85:7:12.
The Working Group passed a motion on behalf of Task Group I to conduct
a working group letter ballot to forward 802.11i-D2 to sponsor ballot.
The WG motion passed 100:3:6. The WG also passed a motion to empower TGi
to conduct business at the May interim.
The Working Group passed a motion on behalf of the Wireless Next Generation
(WNG) Standing Committee to form a liaison with CableLabs.
A motion was passed on behalf of the Radio Regulatory committee
to authorize the chair of 802.11 to support changes in the Charter of the
Radio Regulatory TAG. A motion was passed to request SEC approval to file
the contents of RR-02-043r0 with the FCC.
A motion was passed on behalf of the Coexistence committee to authorize
the 802.11 chair to recommend continuance of the Coexistence Study Group
until the July 2002 Plenary.
The Working Group passed a motion to direct the WG chair to vote to decline
to forward 802.16a to sponsor ballot until 802.16a addresses coexistence
in the unlicensed bands. The vote was 33:16:33.
The Working Group passed a motion to send IEEE 802.15.2 Draft version D05
to working group letter ballot by a vote of 64:0:15.
The Working Group passed a motion to establish a liaison to JEDEC JC-61
by a vote of 25:22:26.
The Working Group passed a motion that all 802.11 email reflectors be closed
to allow submissions only from members of the reflector by a vote of 47:6:9.
A special task group, led by Duncan Kitchin was convened to solve the problem
of maintaining the SDL description of the MAC in Annex C of the 802.11
standard. The task groups recommendation, with the support of the Task
Group editors, was to delete the SDL in Annex C from the standard, and
have each Task Group provide state machine descriptions in the language
and format they find appropriate.
The next meeting of 802.11 will take place at the Hyatt Regency St.
Louis, MO, USA, the week of March 10st-15th, 2002. See
802.11 Meeting Plan for details.
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