Our September 2002 meeting was held at the Hyatt Regency Monterey, Monterey, California, USA.
At the start of the meeting, the voting membership of 802.11 was 388 voting members. There were 280 people present at the (joint) opening plenary session, with 23 new participants.
The following Letter Ballots closed in the weeks preceding this meeting.New Letter Ballots:
Task Group G conducted Letter Ballot 41 on P802.11g-D3.0, which closed September 1st. It passed with 80.3% approval. Task Group H conducted Recirculation Ballot 42 on P802.11h-D2.1, which closed September 1st. It passed with 89.7% approval.Other WG activities: To support the 4.9GHz frequency allocation in Japan, the working group approved a motion "to issue a 15 day IEEE 802.11 Working group letter ballot within one week after the close of the September 2002 interim session. The letter ballot shall include a motion to approve PAR (11-02-564r1) and five criteria (11-02-565r0) and if approved, forward them by October 11, 2002, to LMSC ExCom for task group approval at the November 2002 IEEE 802 Plenary”. This motion passed 78 : 0 : 1, and Letter Ballot 43 was opened on September 25th. Continuing the joint work in Bluetooth Coexistence with 802.15.2, the working group approved a motion "to submit draft 802.15.2-D06 with the amended changes to a 15 day recirculation ballot, to complete before the November 2002 Plenary.". The vote was 72 : 0 : 3. The following 15 day Letter Ballots were approved on behalf of Task Groups. They are not ballots on drafts, but instead ask the body to approve the issuance of ballots to approve drafts which were not available at the September meeting. TGg presented a WG motion to conduct a 15 day letter ballot to approve the issuing of a recirculation ballot on 802.11g-D4.0. It passed 104:0:1. TGh presented a WG motion to conduct a 15 day letter ballot to approve the issuing of a recirculation ballot on 802.11h-D2.2. It passed 105:0:3.
- Upcoming Interim meeting locations were discussed:
- January 13-17, hosted by Motorola, Fort Lauderdale, Marina Marriott. Availability on the web site. Hosted by Motorola.
- May 2003 – May 12-16, Singapore. Hosted by Cisco. We will try to have 802.16 join us there. There will be TV and Press coverage at the meeting,
- September 2003 – Location TBD. Looking for an east coast location.
- January 2004 – Vancouver Hotel.
The reports for the individual task groups are linked below:
- The Radio Resource Measurement Study Group brought a motion "to have the Working Group confirm 11-02-337r8 PAR and 11- 02-340r7 Five Criteria to enhance the 802.11 network measurement and reporting, and forward to the SEC approval at the November 2002 IEEE 802 Plenary." It passed 78:0:1. A motion was also passed to authorize Radio Regulator teleconferences between meetings.
- The 802.18 Radio Regulatory TAG brought several motions to approve the filing of documents with regulatory bodies. They all passed unanimously.
- The 802.15.2 Coexistence group brought a motion "to direct the 802.11 WG ANA (assigned numbers authority) to reserve a specific element ID for use by the 802.15.2 TG2 working group under the rules established by the ANA.". This motion passed 76 : 0 : 10.
- The working group conducted a straw poll regarding upgrading equipment and better supporting the wireless network infrastructure. The group was unanimously (229:0:1) in favor of increasing meeting fees in order to support management and upgrades of the network equipment. A motion to forward the results of the straw poll to the 802 Ex Com also passed unanimously.
- A motion "to authorize the purchase of a new server (by the chairs of 802.11/15) before the November Plenary session if necessary. All attempts will be made to solicit a donation or loan equipment as a first choice" was passed with a vote of 81 : 0 : 1.
- A roll-up of the 802.11 standard (incorporating 802.11, 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11d into a single document) is underway. The details are in document 486r3.
Project 802.11e, MAC Enhancements for Quality of Service Project 802.11f, IAPP Inter Access Point Protocol Project 802.11g, Higher Rate Extension to 802.11b Project 802.11h, SMa - Spectrum Managed 802.11a Project 802.11i, MAC Enhancements for Security WNG, Wireless LAN Next Generation Standing Committee Publicity Ad Hoc Group 802.18 Regulatory TAG
The next meeting of 802.11 will take place at the Hyatt Regency Monterey,
Monterey, California, the week of 188.8.131.52. Sept 9-13, 2002.
802.11 Meeting Plan for details.
USEFUL LINKS TO OTHER SITES:
IEEE P802.11 WLANs RELATED
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