Status of Project IEEE 802.11h

SMa - Spectrum Managed 802.11a

September 2002

• A joint meeting with 802.18 TAG
• LB42 comment resolution
– LB42 results: 208 Yes, 24 No, 39 Abstain
– 241 comments: 129 techincal, 112 editorial

• Meeting minutes in 02/546

Meeting Highlights:
• Joint meeting with 802.18 TAG
• LB42 Comment Resolution
• Concentrated on resolving comments and decided not to work on a new draft version
• The co-editor will prepare a new draft within next two weeks
• An electronic ballot was needed to check whether the new TGh draft can be issued for WG re-circulation ballot
• Planning for a WG re-circulation before the November 2002 meeting

November 2002 Objectives
• Process re-circulation ballot comments
• Submit the draft to Sponsor Ballot
• Update on progress in related matters (jointly with 802.18 TAG)


May 2002

TGh had a successful meeting with two agenda items and minuted in 02/330. First we had a joint meeting with IEEE 802.18 TAG to review the recent progress in WRC 2003 preparations under agenda item 1.5. Under the second agenda item we started resolving 676 comments from LB#36 (140 Yes, 77 No, 53 Abstain). We went through 426 comments resolving more than 400 of them. Few comments were left open for further studies and consideration.

The task group decided to have three ad-hoc calls on June 5th, June 19th and July 3rd at 12:30pm PDT to further discuss the comments before the July 2002 plenary meeting.

The objectives of the July 2002 meeting are to review the progress in related regulatory matters together with 802.18 TAG, resolve the remaining open comments, and to start re-circulation ballot with a revised draft.

March 2002

The group had a successful meeting in which all the objectives were met. Most importantly we decided to release a new version of the draft to letter ballot. Meeting minutes are in 02/165.

We had a joint meeting with the radio regulatory group in which two presentations from Industry Canada were heard and 5 GHz regulatory status was discussed. On TPC already before the meeting we had a complete draft normative text proposal in 02/154, which was based upon the decisions of the January 2002 meeting. In St.Louis we further enhanced the TPC capability by adding transmit power indication field into Beacon frames.

On DFS we heard presentations on

A set of straw polls were entertained on these topics to indicate which of the features should be incorporated into new draft. As the result a new draft normative text  proposal was prepared, 02/245. After adding few new features and a thorough review of the text we unanimously adopted 02/245r2 as draft D2.0 of TGh. Last we decided to send the new draft into WG letter ballot with unanimous consent.

July 2001

The task group executed steps 14 through 20 of the proposal Selection Procedure (doc. 01/093r1) and submitted the draft normative text (01/482r0) to the 802.11 WG for letter ballot.

Before the meeting, two remaining proposals from May 2001 meeting were successfully merged to a single proposal 01/411r0. The task group  heard a proposal presentation and discussed the proposal thoroughly. A proposal  comparison matrix (01/287r2) was presented.

Confirmation vote (step 19) was  taken to select the proposal as the basis of the draft normative text for TGh.  The result of the vote was 24 for, 2 against, 0 abstain resulting in more than  92% of the votes cast and the proposal selected. After the vote the task group  prepared a draft normative text based on the selected proposal and accepted  unanimously document 01/482r0 as the draft normative text for TGh.

It was  submitted to the Working Group for 40 days letter ballot (LB29). Further, the  task group decided to have teleconferences every second Thursday at 1pm (PDT)  starting August 9 2001. On Thursday, July 26, at 1pm (PDT) the task group will  have an ad-hoc teleconference.

At the September 2001 meeting in Seattle,  Washington, USA, the task group will execute comment resolution process. The  objective of the meeting is to process all the comments from LB29 and,  consequently, revise the draft and submit it to a second WG letter ballot if  needed.

May 2001

The task group executed steps 7 through 13 of the proposal Selection Procedure (doc. 01/093r1).  The task group heard all four proposals (01/169r1 from  Philips/Nokia/Aachen, 01/215r2 from Ericsson, 01/217 from Broadcom and 01/219 from Cisco) and allowed a  period for open questioning of the  presenters. After the questioning, the Philips/Nokia/Aachen  and the Cisco proposal were  successfully merged into a joint proposal (doc. 01/169r2).  Further, in the their final statements,  the joint proposal group and Broadcom announced that they had  reached an agreement on the  elements of a merged proposal.

First elimination vote was taken between three proposals:  01/169r2 from Philips/Nokia/Aachen/Cisco,  01/215r2 from Ericsson and 01/217 from Broadcom. As a results of the vote, only two proposals  will continue to be considered by the task group. The  proposals that remain are from  Philips/Nokia/Aachen/Cisco and Broadcom. The results of the  elimination vote are shown in  document 01/314.

The task group will continue execution of the Selection  Procedure at the July 2001 meeting in  Portland, Oregon, USA. The objective of the meeting is to  execute steps 14 through 20, and  submit the draft normative text to the 802.11 WG for letter ballot.

March 2001

During the March meeting, TGh accepted proposals and discussed them. Currently, three proposals have been accepted. TGh passed a motion to close the call for proposals on April 14, 2001.

Before the closing date, TGh will release a final Call For Proposals. In the May meeting, TGh will complete steps 4-6 in selection process,  and will review proposals, select the mechanisms, and create a draft.

January 2001

During the January meeting, TGh:

Accepted document 01/071 as the Functional Requirements for TGh (10-0-0)
Accepted document 01/085r1 as the Comparison Criteria for TGh (11-0-0)
Accepted document 01/093r1 as the Proposal Selection Process (12-0-0)
Approved to set a cut-off date for proposals no sooner than March 31st 2001 (10-0-0)
Completed steps 1-3 of the Proposal Selection Process

TGh Plans:

Prior to the March 2001 IEEE 802 Plenary:

Issue a call for proposals with a cut-off date as approved.
Hold two teleconferences:
       February 15, 2001, 8.00am (Pacific Time)
       March 1, 2001, 8.00am (Pacific Time)

In the March meeting:

Review proposals– Clarify regulatory requirements, especially on DFS.




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