IEEE P802.11 - TASK GROUP M - MEETING UPDATE:


Status of IEEE 802.11 TGmc


TG officers:

 

Chair: Dorothy Stanley (Hewlett Packard Enterprise)

Vice Chairs: Mark Hamilton (Ruckus Wireless), and Jon Rosdahl (CSR-Qualcomm); Jon serves as secretary

Editor: Adrian Stephens (Intel), sub-editors: Emily Qi (Intel) and Edward Au (Huawei)

July 2016

TGmc met in San Diego in its role as the Ballot Resolution Committee (BRC) for P802.11REVmc in July 2016 – 9 time blocks.

  1. P802.11REVmc D6.0 completed recirculation Sponsor Ballot with 93% approval; 334 comments were received.

  2. The TG considered presentations and motions related to comments received, completed comment resolution, and
    approved a motion to create and recirculate D7.0. Changes to extend millimeter wave operating classes to support
    recent FCC actions were approved see https://mentor.ieee.org/802.11/dcn/16/11-16-0822-00-000m-extension-of-mmwave-operating-class.docx .

  3. A teleconference is scheduled for Friday, August 12th, 10:00 am Eastern for 2 hours to address any issues
    identified by the editors with approved resolutions. Additional comment resolution teleconferences will be scheduled
    with 10 day notice.

  4. The BRC anticipates beginning the next Sponsor Ballot recirculation before or at the upcoming September meeting. The P802.11REVmc schedule has changed from September, 2016 RevCom approval to December, 2016 RevCom approval.

  5. The TG (and subsequently, the 802.11 WG and 802 Executive Committee) approved a one year PAR extension; see https://mentor.ieee.org/802.11/dcn/16/11-16-0978-01-000m-tgmc-par-extension-document.docx , as a safety measure in case the December date slips for any reason.

  6. P802.11REVmc D6.0 is available for purchase in the IEEE store.

 

Output documents:
Minutes: 11-16-0803

Agenda and Motions

Closing Report

May 2016

TGmc met in Waikoloa in its role as the Ballot Resolution Committee (BRC) for P802.11REVmc in May 2016 – 7 time blocks.

  1. P802.11REVmc D5.0 completed recirculation Sponsor Ballot with 90% approval; 828 comments were received.

  2. The TG considered presentations and motions related to comments received. To date over 750 of the comments have been resolved.
    Of note in this meeting was approval of corrections to the 60GHz Single Carrier PHY extended MCS set, see
    https://mentor.ieee.org/802.11/dcn/16/11-16-0670-06-000m-base-mcs-and-length-calculation-for-extended-mcs-set.docx and
    corrections to the extended NSS support capability, see https://mentor.ieee.org/802.11/dcn/16/11-16-0554-05-000m-extended-nss.docx
    .

  3. Teleconferences are scheduled for Friday, May 27th and June 3rd, 10:00 am Eastern for 3 hours to continue sponsor ballot comment resolution.

  4. The goal to go to Sponsor Ballot recirculation out of the May meeting was not achieved; however it is expected that SB recirculation will occur out of an upcoming teleconference, with no impact on the schedule of September RevCom approval.

  5. The TG (and subsequently, the 802.11 WG) unanimously reaffirmed the 2 vice chairs, Mark Hamilton and Jon Rosdahl.

  6. P802.11REVmc D5.0 is available for purchase in the IEEE store.

 

Output documents:
Minutes

Agenda and Motions

Closing Report

March 2016

TGmc met in Macau in its role as the Ballot Resolution Committee (BRC) for P802.11REVmc in March 2016 – 6 time blocks.

  1. P802.11REVmc D5.0 completed recirculation Sponsor Ballot with 90% approval; 828 comments were received.

  2. The TG considered presentations and motions related to comments received. To date approximately 500 of the comments have been resolved.
    Of note in this meeting was approval of the 60GHz Single Carrier PHY extended MCS set, see https://mentor.ieee.org/802.11/dcn/16/11-16-0220-03-000m-clause-20-extended-mcs-set.docx .


  3. Teleconferences are scheduled for Friday April 1, 15, May 6, 13 and Thursday April 21at 10:00am Eastern for 3 hours to continue sponsor ballot comment resolution.

  4. A meeting is scheduled for April 25-28, 2016 in Cambridge, UK for comment resolution.
    Teleconference access will be provided.

  5. P802.11REVmc D5.0 is available for purchase in the IEEE store.

 

Output documents:
Minutes

Agenda and Motions

Closing Report

January 2016

TGmc met in Atlanta in its role as the Ballot Resolution Committee (BRC) for P802.11REVmc in January 2016 – 4 time blocks.

  1. P802.11REVmc D5.0 is currently in recirculation Sponsor Ballot; the ballot closes on 2016-01-26.

  2. The TG considered presentations and motions related to comments anticipated to be submitted in the recirculation sponsor ballot.

  3. Teleconferences are scheduled for February 5th and February 12th , 2016 at 10:00am Eastern for 2 hours to continue sponsor ballot comment resolution.

  4. A meeting is scheduled for February 22-25, 2016 in Ft. Lauderdale FL, USA for comment resolution.
    Teleconference access will be provided.

  5. P802.11REVmc D4.0 is available for purchase in the IEEE store.

 

Output documents:
Minutes

Agenda and Motions

Closing Report

 

 

November 2015

TGmc met in Dallas in its role as the Ballot Resolution Committee (BRC) for P802.11REVmc in November 2015 – 7 time blocks.

  1. The TG continued comment resolution in the initial Sponsor Ballot comments (1899 comments). Approximately 1500 comment resolutions have been approved.

  2. Teleconferences are scheduled for November 20th at 10am Eastern for 2 hours and November 30th at 10am Eastern for 1 hour to continue sponsor ballot comment resolution.

  3. A meeting is scheduled for December 7-10, 2015 in Piscataway, NJ for comment resolution.
    Teleconference access will be provided.

  4. P802.11REVmc D4.0 is available for purchase in the IEEE store.

 

Output documents:
Minutes

Agenda and Motions

Closing Report

 

 

September 2015

TGmc met in Bangkok in its role as the Ballot Resolution Committee (BRC) for P802.11REVmc in September 2015 – 8 time blocks.

  1. The TG continued comment resolution in the initial Sponsor Ballot comments (1899 comments). Approximately 1250 comment resolutions have been approved.

  2. Teleconferences are scheduled for September 25, October 2, 9, 30 at 10am Eastern for 2 hours to continue sponsor ballot comment resolution.

  3. A meeting is scheduled for October 14-16, 2015 in Cambridge, UK for comment resolution.
    Teleconference access will be provided.

  4. P802.11REVmc D4.0 is available for purchase in the IEEE store.

 

Output documents:
Minutes

Agenda and Motions

Closing Report

July 31 and Aug 7 teleconference minutes

Aug 14th teleconference minutes

August Cambridge minutes
August 28 teleconference minutes

 

Comment documents:
Letter Ballot Comments

ISO Comments

 

July 2015

TGmc met in Waikoloa in its role as the Ballot Resolution Committee (BRC) for P802.11REVmc in July 2015 – 7 time blocks.

  1. The TG continued comment resolution in the initial Sponsor Ballot comments (1899 comments). Approximately 900 comment resolutions have been approved.

  2. Teleconferences are scheduled for July 31st, August 7, 14, 28 at 10am Eastern for 2 hours to continue sponsor ballot comment resolution.

  3. A meeting is scheduled for August 19-21, 2015 in Cambridge, UK for comment resolution.
    Teleconference access will be provided.

  4. P802.11REVmc D4.0 is available for purchase in the IEEE store.

 

Output documents:
Minutes

Agenda and Motions

Closing Report

May-June teleconference minutes

June Portland meeting minutes

June 26 teleconference minutes

 

Comment documents:
Letter Ballot Comments

ISO Comments

 

May 2015

TGmc met in Vancouver in its role as the Ballot Resolution Committee (BRC) for P802.11REVmc in May 2015 – 8 time blocks.

  1. The TG began comment resolution in the initial Sponsor Ballot comments (1899 comments).

  2. Teleconferences are scheduled for May 29th, June 5th and June 29th at 10am Eastern for 2 hours to continue sponsor ballot comment resolution.

  3. A meeting is scheduled for June 17 to 19th in Hillsboro, OR for comment resolution.
    Teleconference access will be provided.

  4. P802.11REVmc D4.0 is available for purchase in the IEEE store.

 

Output documents:
Minutes

Agenda and Motions

Closing Report

May teleconference minutes

 

Comment documents:
Letter Ballot Comments

ISO Comments

 

March 2015

TGmc met in Berlin in March 2015 – 3 time blocks.

  1. The TG completed processing comments received in the third recirculation Letter Ballot (LB202).
    46 comments were received. A recirculation ballot on the unchanged draft D4.0 was approved by the Working Group, began March 11th and closes on March 26th.

  2. A teleconference is scheduled for March 30th at 10am Eastern for 2 hours to address any comments received in the fourth recirculation ballot.

  3. Formation of the sponsor ballot pool closed February 20th with 219 individuals in the pool.

 

  1. The IEEE 802 EC approved conditional approval to go to Sponsor Ballot.

  2. P802.11REVmc D4.0 is available for purchase in the IEEE store.

 

Output documents:
Minutes

Agenda and Motions

Closing Report

February teleconference minutes

Report to the EC requesting conditional approval to proceed to Sponsor Ballot

 

Comment documents:
Letter Ballot Comments

ISO Comments

 

The goal for the May 2015 meeting is to begin resolution of comments
received on the initial sponsor ballot on D4.0.

January 2015

TGmc met in Atlanta in January 2015 – 8 time blocks.

  1. The TG completed processing comments received in the second recirculation Letter Ballot (LB202).
    779 comments were received; just over 400 comments are editorial. Topics included
    1. VHT PHY comments
    2. Timing measurement and fine timing measurement
    3. DMG PHY comments

  2. Teleconferences will be held as needed with 10 day advance notice.

  3. Formation of the sponsor ballot pool is underway and will close February 20th.

  4. P802.11REVmc D3.0 is available for purchase in the IEEE store.

 

Output documents:
Minutes

Agenda and Motions

Closing Report

Nov to Jan teleconference minutes

 

Comment documents:
Letter Ballot Comments

ISO Comments

 

The goal for the March 2015 meeting is to complete resolution of comments
received on the recirculation letter ballot on D4.0 and approve a recirculation ballot on D4.0 (unchanged)
ideally, or on D5.0 as needed.

 

November 2014

TGmc met in San Antonio in November 2014 – 7 time blocks.

  1. The TG continued processing comments received in the second recirculation Letter Ballot (LB202).
    779 comments were received; just over 400 comments are editorial. Topics included
    1. VHT PHY comments
    2. Timing measurement and fine timing measurement
    3. DMG PHY comments
    4. Extended element ID space
    5. OCB (11p) LPD to EPD
    6. PMK and SAE operation

 

  1. The TG also approved resolutions to the comments received from ISO IEC/JTC1 SC6 on the PSDO approval ballot on 11ac and 11af.

 

  1. The TG approved a liaison in response to the liaison received from 3GPP.

  2. Teleconferences will be held to continue comment resolution: November 21, Dec 5, 12, 19, Jan 9 at 10am Eastern.

  3. Formation of the sponsor ballot pool is planned for December.

  4. P802.11REVmc D3.0 is now available for purchase in the IEEE store.

 

Output documents:
Minutes

Agenda and Motions

Closing Report

Sept to Nov teleconference minutes

 

Comment documents:
Letter Ballot Comments

ISO Comments

 

The goal for the January 2015 meeting is to complete resolution of comments
received on the recirculation letter ballot on D3.0 and approve a recirculation ballot on D4.0.

 

September 2014

TGmc met in Athens in September 2014 – 7 time blocks.

  1. The TG continued processing comments received in the second recirculation Letter Ballot (LB202).
    779 comments were received; just over 400 comments are editorial.

 

  1. The TG reviewed the incoming liaison received from the Wi-Fi Alliance, see https://mentor.ieee.org/802.11/dcn/14/11-14-1141-00-0000-second-liaison-statement-from-wi-fi-alliance-on-non-ofdm-use-cases.pdf . No further action was taken.

  2. Teleconferences will be held to continue comment resolution: October 3, 24 and 31 at 10am Eastern.

  3. Resolution of comments from the IEEE 802.11 Mandatory Draft Review (MDR, see https://mentor.ieee.org/802.11/dcn/11/11-11-0615-04-0000-wg802-11-mec-process.doc) have been
    completed, see https://mentor.ieee.org/802.11/dcn/14/11-14-0781-11-0000-p802-11revmc-mdr-report.doc .

 

  1. Resolution of IEEE Mandatory Editorial Coordination (MEC) comments have also been completed, see
    https://mentor.ieee.org/802.11/dcn/14/11-14-1108-01-000m-mec-reference-comment.docx .

 

  1. Formation of the sponsor ballot pool is deferred to November.

  2. P802.11REVmc D3.0 is now available for purchase in the IEEE store.

 

Output documents:
Minutes 

Agenda and Motions

Closing Report

August and September 2014 teleconference minutes

 

Comment documents:
Letter Ballot Comments

ISO Comments

 

The goal for the November 2014 meeting is to continue and potentially complete resolution of comments
received on the recirculation letter ballot on D3.0.

 

July 2014

TGmc met in San Diego in July 2014 – 6 time blocks.

  1. The TG began processing comments received in the second recirculation Letter Ballot (LB202).
    779 comments were received; just over 400 comments are editorial.

 

  1. The TG prepared a 3GPP liaison response, which was subsequently approved by the IEEE 802.11WG:
     https://mentor.ieee.org/802.11/dcn/14/11-14-0936-03-000m-liaison-response-followup-to-3gpp-tsg-ran-wg2.docx .
    The corresponding liaison request document is here: https://mentor.ieee.org/802.11/dcn/14/11-14-0519-00-0000-liaison-from-3gpp-on-rcpi.doc .

 

  1. The TG and IEEE 802.11 WG approved text changes based on the request for code point allocation related to draft-avula-shwmp-01.txt (Secure Hybrid Wireless Mesh Protocol) together with a request for IEEE 802.11 ANA administration of the Active Path Selection Protocol Identifier value.

  2. Teleconferences will be held to continue comment resolution: August 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 and September 5th at 10am Eastern.

  3. The IEEE 802.11 WG and TG editors are in the process of completing the IEEE 802.11 Mandatory Draft Review (MDR,
    see https://mentor.ieee.org/802.11/dcn/11/11-11-0615-04-0000-wg802-11-mec-process.doc)
    on P802.11REVmc D3.0; the results are in the most recent version of 11-14-0781, currently r4:
    https://mentor.ieee.org/802.11/dcn/14/11-14-0781-04-0000-p802-11revmc-mdr-report.doc . The TG completed resolution
    of nearly all the identified MDR comments requiring TG input.

 

  1. The TGmc timeline has changed to show RevCom approval in March 2016 (was December 2015).

  2. P802.11REVmc D3.0 is now available for purchase in the IEEE store.

 

Output documents:
Minutes

Agenda and Motions

Closing Report

July 2014 teleconference minutes

 

Comment documents:
Letter Ballot Comments

ISO Comments

 

The goal for the September 2014 meeting is to continue resolution of comments
received on the recirculation letter ballot on D3.0.

May 2014

TGmc met in Waikoloa in May 2014 – 8 time blocks.

  1. The TG completed processing comments received in the Initial Recirculation Letter Ballot (LB199) and
    approved a Working Group Letter Ballot on P802.11REVmc D3.0, which incorporates the approved resolutions.
    1. 497 comments
    2. Topics: corrections and clarifications, data plane architecture,
      fine timing measurement and location, discussion on comments related to 11b status.

 

  1. The TG also held officer elections, and elected the officers listed above. Note that two sub-editors,
    Emily Qi (Intel) and Edward Au (Marvell), have been appointed and confirmed to transition the editor tasks from Adrian.

  2. The TG prepared a 3GPP liaison response; the IEEE 802.11WG approved the liaison here:
     https://mentor.ieee.org/802.11/dcn/14/11-14-0658-06-000m-liaison-response-to-3gpp-tsg-ran-wg2.docx .
    The corresponding liaison request document is here: https://mentor.ieee.org/802.11/dcn/14/11-14-0519-00-0000-liaison-from-3gpp-on-rcpi.doc .

  3. Teleconferences will be held to continue discussion of potential additional changes to the draft: June 20 and July 11, 2014 at 10am Eastern.

  4. The IEEE 802.11 WG and TG editors are planning to conduct the IEEE 802.11 Mandatory Draft Review (MDR,
    see https://mentor.ieee.org/802.11/dcn/11/11-11-0615-04-0000-wg802-11-mec-process.doc)
    on P802.11REVmc D3.0, targeting completion prior to the July 2014 meeting.

  5. P802.11REVmc D2.0 is available for purchase in the IEEE store.

 

Output documents:
Minutes

Minutes

Agenda and Motions

Closing Report

April and May 2014 teleconference minutes

 

Comment documents:
Letter Ballot Comments

ISO Comments

 

The goal for the July 2014 meeting is to begin comment resolution to comments
received on the recirculation letter ballot on D3.0.

 

March 2014

TGmc met in Beijing in March 2014 – 6 time blocks.

  1. The TG continued processing comments received in the recent Initial Recirculation Letter Ballot (LB199):
    1. 497 comments
    2. Resolutions to approximately 450 comments approved, 50 at this meeting
    3. Topics: corrections and clarifications, data plane architecture, default TXOP limit values,
      fine timing measurement and location, discussion on comments related to 11b status.
    4. Updated the schedule milestones; completion changed from September 2015 to December 2015

 

  1. Teleconferences will be held to continue comment resolution: April 4, 11, May 2 2014 at 10am Eastern.
  2. The next schedule milestone is May 2014 for the second Recirculation LB on P802.11REVmc D3.0,
    which will include roll-in of both the 11ac and 11af published amendments.
  3. P802.11REVmc D2.0 is available for purchase in the IEEE store.

 

Output documents:
Minutes

Agenda and Motions

Closing Report

February and March teleconference minutes

 

Comment documents:
Letter Ballot Comments

ISO Comments

 

The goal for the May 2014 meeting is to complete comment resolution to comments
received on LB199 on P802.11REVmc D2.0 and to approve a recirculation letter ballot on D3.0.

 

January 2014

TGmc met in Los Angeles in January 2014 – 7 time blocks.

  1. The TG continued processing comments received in the recent Initial Recirculation Letter Ballot (LB199):
    1. 497 comments
    2. Resolutions to approximately 300 comments approved, 100 at this meeting
    3. Topics: corrections and clarifications, duplicate cache processing, data plane architecture,
      fine timing measurement and location, discussion on comments related to 11b status.
    4. Approved a liaison to Wi-Fi Alliance related to market requirements and use cases for DSSS/CCK (1/2/5.5/11 Mb/s) rates
    5. Updated the schedule milestones; completion changed from March 2015 to September 2015

 

  1. Teleconferences will be held to continue comment resolution: February 7, 14, 21, 28, 2014 at 10am Eastern.
  2. The next schedule milestone is March 2014 for the second Recirculation LB on P802.11REVmc D3.0,
    which will include roll-in of the 11ac published amendment.
  3. P802.11REVmc D2.0 is available for purchase in the IEEE store.
  4. The approved resolutions to the ISO comments received on IEEE Std 802.11™-2012 have
    been liaised by IEEE 802 to ISO/IEC JTC1 SC6 WG1.

 

Output documents:
Minutes

Agenda and Motions

Closing Report

Dec 2013 – Jan 2014 Teleconference minutes

 

Comment documents:
Letter Ballot Comments

ISO Comments

 

The goal for the March 2014 meeting is to continue and ideally complete comment resolution to comments
received on LB199 on P802.11REVmc D2.0.

 

November 2013

TGmc met in Dallas in November 2013 – 7 time blocks.

  1. The TG began processing comments received in the recent Initial Recirculation Letter Ballot (LB199):
    1. 497 comments
    2. Resolutions to approximately 180 comments approved
    3. Topics: minor corrections and clarifications, both editorial and technical,
      Dual CTS/Beacon deprecation, Phased Coexistence Operation marked as obsolete,
      debate (no decision) on comments related to 11b status.

 

  1. Teleconferences will be held to continue comment resolution: December 6, 13, 20, 2013 and Jan 10, 17, 2014 at 10am Eastern.
  2. The next schedule milestone is March 2014 for the second Recirculation LB on P802.11REVmc D3.0, which will include roll-in
    of the 11ac published amendment.
  3. P802.11REVmc D2.0 is available for purchase in the IEEE store.
  4. The approved resolutions to the ISO comments received on IEEE Std 802.11™-2012 will
    be liaised by IEEE 802 to ISO/IEC JTC1 SC6 WG1.

 


Output documents:
Minutes

Agenda and Motions

Closing Report

 

Comment documents:
Letter Ballot Comments

ISO Comments

 

The primary goal for the January 2014 meeting is to continue comment resolution to comments
received on LB199 on P802.11REVmc D2.0.

 

 

September 2013

TGmc met in Nanjing in September 2013 – 7 time blocks.

  1. The TG completed processing comments received in the recent Initial Letter Ballot (LB193)
    and approved proceeding to recirculation letter ballot on P802.11REVmc D2.0. The ballot is expected
    to open by October 4th and will remain open for 20 days.
    1. 801 comments (713 LB, 88 remaining 2012 Call for comments)
    2. Also approved remaining comment from ISO.

 

  1. Teleconferences will be held to review the schedule and available presentations: October 11, November 1, 8 at 10am Eastern.
  2. P802.11REVmc D2.0 will be put in the IEEE store pending completion of a successful recirculation ballot.

 


Output documents:
Minutes

Agenda and Motions

Closing Report

 

Comment documents:
Letter Ballot Comments

ISO Comments

 

The primary goals for the November 2013 meeting are to begin comment resolution to comments
received on the recirculation Working Group Letter Ballot on P802.11REVmc D2.0.

 

July 2013

TGmc met in Geneva in July 2013 – 7 time blocks.

  1. The TG continued processing comments received in the recent Initial Letter Ballot (LB193).
    1. 801 comments (713 LB, 88 remaining 2012 Call for comments)
    2. Approved resolutions to 140 comments; 210 comments remain to be resolved.

 

  1. Teleconferences will be held to continue comment resolution: August 16, 30 and September 6 at 10am Eastern.

 


Output documents:
Minutes

Agenda and Motions

Closing Report

 

Comment documents:
Letter Ballot Comments

ISO Comments

 

The primary goals for the September 2013 meeting are to complete comment resolution to comments
received on the initial Working Group Letter Ballot, and to approve a Working Group letter ballot on TGmc D2.0.

 

May 2013

TGmc met in Waikoloa in May 2013 – 8 time blocks.

  1. The TG continued processing comments received in the recent Initial Letter Ballot (LB193).
    1. 801 comments (713 LB, 88 remaining 2012 Call for comments)
    2. Approved resolutions to 108 comments; 347 comments remain to be resolved.

 

  1. Teleconferences will be held to continue comment resolution: May 24, June 7 and 21 at 10am Eastern.

 


Output documents:
Minutes

Agenda and Motions

Closing Report

 

Comment documents:
 Letter Ballot Comments

ISO Comments

 

The primary goal for the July 2013 meeting is to resolve comments
received on the initial Working Group Letter Ballot.

 

March 2013

Task Group m (TGmc) met in Orlando in March 2013 – 7 time blocks.

  1. The TG continued processing comments received in the recent Initial Letter Ballot (LB193).
    1. 801 comments (713 LB, 88 remaining 2012 Call for comments)
    2. Approved resolutions to approximately 350 comments
  2. Teleconferences will be held to continue comment resolution: April 5, 12, 19, 26 10am Eastern.

 


Output documents:
Minutes

Agenda and Motions

Closing Report

 

The primary goal for the May 2013 meeting is to resolve comments
received on the initial TGmc D1.0 Working Group Letter Ballot.

 

January 2013

Task Group m (TGmc) met in Vancouver, Canada in January 2013 – 9 time blocks.

  1. The TG continued processing comments received in recent Call for Comments on IEEE Std 802.11™-2012.
    1. 372 comments (106 editorial)

b.                              284 comments are resolved; 88 remain and will be submitted to the first TGmc letter ballot.

  1. The editor has produced drafts that incorporate IEEE STD 802.11aa™-2012 and IEEE STD 802.11ae™-2012, in
    addition to incorporating comments approved to date.
  2. TGmc and the IEEE 802.11 Working Group approved an initial working group letter ballot on TGmc D1.0.
  3. Teleconferences will be held to continue comment resolution of comments received in the
    July 2012 call for comments.

 


Output documents:
Minutes

Agenda and Motions

Closing Report

 

The primary goal for the March 2013 meeting is to resolve comments
received on the initial TGmc D1.0 Working Group Letter Ballot.

November 2012

Task Group m (TGmc) met in San Antonio, Texas in November 2012 – 5 time blocks.

1.      The TG continued processing comments received in recent Call for Comments on IEEE Std 802.11™-2012.

a.       372 comments (106 editorial)

b.                              Approximately 150 comments resolved; ~220 remain

2.      The editor has produced drafts that incorporate IEEE STD 802.11aa™-2012 and IEEE STD 802.11ae™-2012, in
addition to incorporating comments approved to date.

3.      Teleconferences will be held to continue comment resolution.

 


Output documents:
Minutes

Agenda and Motions

Closing Report

 

The primary goal for the January 2013 meeting is to continue
resolution of comments received in the recent call for comments, and
to progress towards the initial TGmc D1.0 Working Group Letter Ballot.

September 2012

Task Group m (TGmc) met in Indian Wells, CA in September 2012 – 3 time blocks.

1.      Officer elections were held, and the following officers elected:

a.       Chair Dorothy Stanley (Aruba Networks)

b.      Vice Chairs: Mark Hamilton (Polycom), and Jon Rosdahl (CSR); Jon will serve as secretary

c.       Editor: Adrian Stephens (Intel)

  1. An initial timeline was developed.
  2. The TG began processing comments received in recent Call for Comments on IEEE Std 802.11™-2012.
    1. 372 comments (106 editorial)
  3. The editor has produced drafts that incorporate IEEE STD 802.11aa™-2012 and IEEE STD 802.11ae™-2012. 

 


Output documents:
Minutes - 11-12/1144r0

Agenda and Motions

Closing Report

 

The primary goal for the November 2012 meeting is to continue
resolution of comments received in the recent call for comments.

 

November 2011, January 2012, March 2012, May 2012, July 2012

Task Group m (TGm) did not meet.

 

At the July 2012 meeting the IEEE 802.11 WG approved a call for comments
on IEEE Std 802.11™-2012.

 

The TGm(c) revision PAR was approved by the WG at the May 2012 meeting,
approved by the 802.11 EC at the July 2012 meeting, and approved by NesCom/SASB
29-20 August 2012. See https://mentor.ieee.org/802.11/dcn/12/11-12-0594-02-0000-revision-par-proposal-for-802-11-2012.doc .

 

IEEE Std 802.11™-2012 was approved by RevCom 23 January 2012, subsequently
approved by the IEEE Standards Board, and published 29 March 2012.

 

September 2011

Task Group m (TGm) met in Okinawa in September 2011.

1. The fourth recirculation Sponsor Ballot on D10.0 closed on September 7th. Comments are available here:

https://mentor.ieee.org/802.11/dcn/10/11-10-1284-13-000m-revmb-sponsor-ballot-comments.xls .


2. The Task Group, operating as the Comment Resolution Committee, completed comment
resolution on the received comments.

3. Major technical presentations focused on the following areas: mesh functionality clarification
and enhancements.

Output documents:
Minutes

Agenda and Motions

Closing Report

 

The primary goal for the November 2011 meeting is to complete
resolution of any comments received on recirculation Sponsor Ballot
and obtain IEEE 802 Executive Committee approval to advance the draft for ratification.

 

July 2011

Task Group m (TGm) met in San Francisco in July 2011.

1. The third recirculation Sponsor Ballot on D9.0 closed on June 22th . Comments are available here:

https://mentor.ieee.org/802.11/dcn/10/11-10-1284-12-000m-revmb-sponsor-ballot-comments.xls .


2. The Task Group, operating as the Comment Resolution Committee, completed comment
resolution on the received comments.

3. Major technical presentations focused on the following areas: undetected duplicate detection
processing, MIB updates, and introduction of Time priority management frames,
which are transmitted outside of the normal MAC queuing process
.

Output documents:
Minutes

Agenda and Motions

Closing Report

 

The primary goal for the upcoming September 2011 meeting is to complete
resolution of comments received on the fourth recirculation Sponsor Ballot.

 

May 2011

Task Group m (TGm) met in Palm Springs in May 2011.

1. The second recirculation Sponsor Ballot on D8.0 closed on April 14th. Comments are available here:

https://mentor.ieee.org/802.11/dcn/10/11-10-1284-07-000m-revmb-sponsor-ballot-comments.xls .


2. The Task Group, operating as the Comment Resolution Committee, completed comment
resolution on the received comments.

3. Major technical presentations focused on the following areas: MLME definitions,
Wireless Interworking (11u) and Wireless Network Management (11v) roll-in edits.

Output documents:
Minutes - 11-11/0627r0

Agenda and Motions

Closing Report

 

The primary goal for the upcoming July 2011 meeting is to complete
resolution of comments received on the third recirculation Sponsor Ballot.

 

March 2011

Task Group m (TGm) met in Singapore in March 2011.

1. The initial recirculation Sponsor Ballot on D7.0 closed on February 18th. Comments are available here:

https://mentor.ieee.org/802.11/dcn/10/11-10-1284-05-000m-revmb-sponsor-ballot-comments.xls .


2. The Task Group, operating as the Comment Resolution Committee, completed comment
resolution on the received comments.

3. Major technical presentations focused on the following areas: MLME definitions, TDLS (11z),
Wireless Interworking (11u) and Wireless Network Management (11v) roll-in edits.

Output documents:
Minutes - 11-11/0381r0

Agenda and Motions

Closing Report

 

The primary goal for the upcoming May 2011 meeting is to complete
comment resolution of second recirculation Sponsor Ballot comments.

January 2011

Task Group m (TGm) met in Los Angeles, California in January 2011.

1. The initial Sponsor Ballot on D6.0 closed on November 5th. Comments are available here:

https://mentor.ieee.org/802.11/dcn/10/11-10-1284-02-000m-revmb-sponsor-ballot-comments.xls .


2. The Task Group, operating as the Comment Resolution Committee, completed comment
resolution on the received comments.

3. Major technical presentations focused on the following areas: spectrum mask alignment
and TDLS roll-in edits.

Output documents:
Minutes - 11-11/0074r0

Agenda and Motions

Closing Report

 

The primary goal for the upcoming March 2011 meeting is to begin
comment resolution of initial recirculation Sponsor Ballot comments.

November 2010

Task Group m (TGm) met in Dallas, Texas in November 2010.

1. The initial Sponsor Ballot on D6.0 closed on November 5th. Comments are available here:

https://mentor.ieee.org/802.11/dcn/10/11-10-1284-00-000m-revmb-sponsor-ballot-comments.xls .


2. The Task Group, operating as the Comment Resolution Committee, began comment
resolution on received comments.

3. Major technical presentations focused on the following major areas: State machine description
updates and transmit spectral mask changes.

Output documents:
Minutes - 11-10/1311r0

Agenda and Motions

Closing Report

 

The primary goal for the upcoming January 2011 meeting is to complete
comment resolution of initial Sponsor Ballot comments.

September 2010

Task Group m (TGm) met in Waikoloa, Hawaii in September 2010.

1. LB167 status. TGm has resolved all of the outstanding comments from LB 167 on P802.11REVmb D5.0.
The terms of conditional approval to proceed to Sponsor Ballot have been met.
2. IEEE SA staff performed MEC on P802.11REVmb D5.0, and indicated one mandatory change to be made prior to
Sponsor Ballot (see MEC comment). P802.11REVmb D6.0, which includes this change, will be submitted to Sponsor Ballot.

3. Major technical presentations focused on the following major areas: (a) Key Descriptor Usage.

Output documents:
Minutes - 11-10/1111r0

Agenda and Motions

Closing Report

 

The primary goal for the upcoming November meeting is comment resolution of initial Sponsor Ballot comments.

July 2010

Task Group m (TGm) met in San Diego, California in July 2010.

1. LB163 status. TGm has resolved all of the outstanding comments from LB 163, and requested a recirculation ballot, along with conditional approval to proceed to Sponsor Ballot.
2. Major technical presentations focused on the following major areas: (a) Resolution of comments on clause 11.3, (b) Block Ack policy, and
(c) Key Descriptor Usage.


Output documents:
Minutes - 11-10/0830r0

Agenda and Motions

Closing Report

May 2010

Task Group m (TGm) met in Beijing, China in May 2010.

1. LB162 status. TGm has resolved all of the outstanding comments from LB 162, and requested a recirculation ballot.
2. Major technical presentations focused on the following major areas: (a) Resolution of comments on clause 11.3, (b) action frame field clarifications, and
(c) a proposed location format addition

3. The elected Task Group officers are

–        Chair: Dorothy Stanley

–        Vice-Chair: Michael Montemurro

–        Secretary: Jon Rosdahl

–        Editor: Adrian Stephens

 

The TG acknowledges and thanks Matthew Gast for his leadership to this point.

Output documents:
Minutes - 11-09/0629r0

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March 2010

Task Group m (TGm) met in Orlando, Florida in March 2010.

1. LB160 status. TGm has resolved all of the outstanding comments from LB 160, and requested a recirculation ballot. The balloted draft also incorporates 802.11-2009.
2. Major technical presentations focused on the following major areas: (a) Resolution of comments on clause 11.3, (b) a technical presentation to separate regulatory behavior from the normative specification of IEEE Std 802.11, and (c) clarification to key caching.


Output documents:
Minutes - 11-09/0348r0

January 2010

Task Group m (TGm) met in Los Angeles, California in January 2010.

1. LB160 status. TGm has resolved 142 of the 246 comments received in LB160.
2. Availability of Draft 2.01. 802.11n-2009 has been incorporated into the REVmb draft, and will be reviewed following the meeting.


Output documents:
Minutes - 11-09/0075r0

November 2009

Task Group m (TGm) met in Atlanta, Georgia in November 2009.

1. LB149 status. TGm resolved all outstanding comments received from LB149.
2. Recirculation ballot. TGm approved a recirculation ballot for Draft 2.0, which incorporates the 802.11w-2009 amendment and resolutions to comments received from LB149. The recirculation ballot will begin as soon as the draft is ready, and will end on January 8.
3. 802.11n-2009 status. During the recirculation ballot, the TGm editorial team will be incorporating the approved 802.11n-2009 amendment into the revision draft.


Output documents:
Minutes - 11-09/1190r0

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September 2009

Task Group m (TGm) met in Waikoloa, Hawaii in September 2009.

1. LB149 status. TGm has approved comment resolutions for 518 comments received in LB149, and has 187 remaining comments to resolve.


Output documents:
Minutes - 11-09/1010r0

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July 2009

Task Group m (TGm) met in San Francisco, California in July 2009.

1. Adopted process for handling comments from LB149
2. Adopted process for deprecating features in IEEE Std 802.11
3. Addressed issues requiring editorial coordination with other 802.11 task groups
4.
 Approved resolutions for 13 comments received from LB149


Output documents:
Minutes - 11-09/0777r0


May 2009

Task Group m (TGm) met in Montreal, Quebec in May 2009.

1. Initial letter ballot. TGm completed comment processing, produced an initial draft, and voted to send the initial revision draft to letter ballot.
2. Interpretation request. TGm processed one interpretation request regarding power saving functionality.


Output documents:
Minutes - 11-09/0564r0
Interpretation response - 11-09/0531r0


Mar 2009

Task Group m (TGm) met in Vancouver, British Columbia in March 2009.

1. Officers. Adrian Stephens was elected as technical editor.
2. Plan of record. With a technical editor, a new plan of record was adopted. The first draft for letter ballot is expected in May 2009, with the completion of the project by March 2011.
3. Call for comments. Further processing of comments received in November 2008 continued.


Output documents:
Minutes - 11-09/0325r0
Current issues list - 11-08/1127r13


Jan 2009

Task Group m (TGm) met in Los Angeles, California in January 2009.

1.  Officers. There were no volunteers to serve as technical editor. As a result, TGmb revised its plan of record to state that no milestones are defined. The task group estimates that a revision will take approximately 24 months after the appointment of a technical editor.
2.  One interpretation request on the sample frame encoding and FCS in Annex G was processed.
3.  45 additional comments from the call for comments were processed. In total 73 out of 104 comments have been processed.


Output documents:
Minutes - 11-09/0095r0
Interpretation response - 11-09/0042r0
Current issues list - 11-08/1127r12


Nov 2008

Task Group m (TGm) met in Dallas, Texas in November 2008.

1.  Officer election.  Matthew Gast (Trapeze Networks) was elected Chair, and Jon Rosdahl (CSR) was elected Secretary.
2.  One interpretation request on DLS setup was processed.
3.  Due to comments received on the PAR, a revised PAR was approved for submission to the IEEE 802 EC.
4.  The task group had requested input from the working group on issues that should be addressed in the next revisions for the 802.11 standard.
        The deadline for new inputs closed on November 10, with 104 comments received. 
        The group began processing received comments.
5.  There was no change to the plan of record.

Output documents:
Minutes - 11-08/1363r0
Interpretation response - 11-08/1366r0
Current issues list - 11-08/1127r7


Sept 2008

Task Group m (TGm) met in Waikaloa, HI, at the Waikaloa Hilton Hotel.  We had 2 time blocks.

Some of the Task Group officers remain open -- Jon Rosdahl (CSR) continues as Chair Pro Tem, and Mike Montemurro (RIM) was elected Vice Chair.

A PAR Revision was created and approved for submission for approval by 802 EC.

Goals for Sept.

  1.  Elect TG Officers      
  2.  Process new interpretation requests
  3.  Review Plan of Record and Timeline status
  4.  Review and process work items for maintenance/revision of the Standard
  5.  Planning for Nov 2008 plenary session

1. Elect TG Officers: Mike Montemurro (RIM) was elected as Vice Chair
2.  No Interpretation Requests were received
3. No change to Plan of Record
4. Issues were added to issues tracking document.  Call for Input reissued on Sept. 10, 2008.

5. Goals for Nov:

o        Missing TG Officers Election/appointment

o        Process new interpretation requests

o        Review and process work items for maintenance/revision of the Standard

o        Listen to presentations on proposed changes to new revision (Need to have 4-6 slot times)

o        Respond to any EC comments on PAR modification.

o        Planning for Jan 2009 Interim session

Output Documents:

11-08-10375-00-000m-TGmb Agenda and Report Sept 2008

11-08-0917-01-000m-TGmb comment template

11-08-1114-00-000m-September 2008 interim meeting minutes (Kona, Hawai'i)

11-08-1149-01-0000-Revision-Par-Proposal-802-11-2007

11-08-1127-02-000m-TGmb Issues List


July 2008

Task Group m (TGm) met in Denver CO, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.  We had two time blocks.  

Three interpretation requests were processed.  
The Timeline and plan of record was reviewed and a second call for input was issued on Thursday, July 17, 2008.

Goals for July 2008

o        Elect TG Officers

o        Process new interpretation requests

o        Review and process work items for maintenance/revision of the Standard

o        Planning for Sept 2008 Interim session

3 Interpretation requests were processed:

1. Multiple BSSID and proper spacing
2. Section 7.3.1.17  -- Max SP Length subfield of the QoS Info Field question
3. Section 7.3.2.20 -- Minimum PHY Rate field of the TSPEC IE  question

Goals for Sept.

o        Elect TG Officers

o        Process new interpretation requests

o        Review Plan of Record and Timeline status

o        Review and process work items for maintenance/revision of the Standard

o        Planning for Nov 2008 plenary session

Output Docs:

11-08-0795-00-000m-Agenda and Reports

11-08-0872-03-000m-minutes July08

11-08-917 TGmb comment template

 11-08-930-00-0000 3 responses to Interpretation Requests July 2008


May 2008

Task Group m met in Jacksonville, FL at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.  We had one time block and followed the Goals for May:

Goals for May 2008

  1. Elect a TG Chair/Secretary/Editor/Issue Tracker
  2. Process new interpretation requests
  3. Review and process work items for maintenance/revision of the Standard
  4.  Review and revise Timeline
  5.  Planning for July 2008 plenary session

1. Officer Elections:

Call for Nominations -- no nominations -- 

Jon Rosdahl to be Chair Pro Tem

          Nominations to be opened next session again.

2. Interpretation Requests:

·          The Interpretation Request that was processed was not officially possed to the IEEE, so we will wait on officially processing the request until it has been proper posted to the IEEE.

4. Created TGmb Plan of Record

·         May 2008 – Issue Call for Comment/Input

o     July 2008 – begin process input and old Interpretation requests

o                Acknowledge previous Task Group referrals

o     Sept 2008 – Start PAR Revision process

o    Nov 2008 – close receipt of new input

o    Nov 2008 – WG/EC approval of PAR Revision

o    Dec 2008 – NesCom/SASB approval PAR Revision

o    Mar/May 2009 first WG Letter ballot 

o     (includes All published Amendments as of Mar/May 2009)

o     July/Sept 2009 Recirc start

o    Sept 2009 – Form Sponsor Pool

o     Nov 2009 – Sponsor Ballot Start

o      (Include all published amendments as of Nov 2009)

o     Mar 2010 – Sponsor Recirc

o     Nov 2010 – WG/EC Final Approval

o     Mar 2011 – RevCom/SASB Approval

     CALL FOR COMMENT/INPUT

 TGmb is requesting Comment/Input on the 802.11-2007 plus approved RevCom amendments.

 Input period is from May 2008 until Nov 2008.

 Presentations of proposed resolutions are expected to be posted to IEEE Mentor server, and notification sent to the 802.11m listserv reflector.

 Notice was sent out on the 802.11 WG Reflector on Tuesday, May 13, 2008

5. Goals for July

·          Elect TG Officers

o     TGmb Chair     ---     TGmb Secretary

o    TGmb Editor    ---     TGmb Comment Tracker

·         Process new interpretation requests

·          Review and process work items for maintenance/revision of the Standard

·          Planning for Sept 2008 plenary session

Output Docs:

11-08-0588-02-000m-TGmb Agenda and Report May 2008

11-08-0622-00-000m-minutes-may-2008

             
   


March 2008

Task Group m (TGm) met in Orlando at the Caribe-Royal Resort. The task group held one meeting and focused on completing the response to a interpretation request Transmit Power Control (TPC) in reference to EIRP in reference to P802.11-2007 Clause 7.3.2.18.

TBm completed and approved of the items in the interpretation request and created doc: 08/0375r0 as the approved response by the working group.

The relavent documents for this session were: 08/0390r0, 08/391r0, and 08/375r0.

Goals for May 2008

1) Process any new incoming interpretation requests

2) Begin outlining requirements for the next revision of the P802.11 standard (including TGr, TGk, TGn) for target completion by 2011

 

 

 


January 2008

Task Group m (Tgm) did not meet at the January interim session in Taipei, Taiwan. TGMb will resume meeting at the March 2008 plenary session in Orlando, Florida. The tentative goals for the group at the March 2008 session are as follows:

Goals for March 2008

1) Complete interpretation request on the subject of TPC (transmit power control) in Clause 7.3.2.18

2) Process request on the usage of "shall" in Clause 10.0

3) Process any new interpretations requests from the IEEE

 

 


November 2007

Task Group m (Tgm) met in Atlanta at the Hyatt Regency. The task group held one meeting and focused on completing the response to a interpretation request on TCLAS Element from 802.11e-2005 in doc: 07/2248r0. Tgmb completed and approved of the items in the interpretation request and created doc: 07/2248r1.

The relavent documents for this session were: 07/2248r1, 07/2922r0, and 07/2920r0.

Goals for January 2008

1) Process interpretation request on the subject of TPC (transmit power control) in Clause 7.3.2.18

 

 


September 2007

Task Group m (Tgm) did not meet at the September interim session in Hawaii. TGMb will resume meeting at the November 2007 plenary session in Atlanta, GA. The tentative goals for the group at the November 2007 session are as follows:

Goals for November 2007

1) Complete interpretation response on TCLAS Element held over from July 2007

2) Process interpretation request on the subject of TPC (transmit power control) in Clause 7.3.2.18

3) Process request on the usage of "shall" in Clause 10.0

 

 


July 2007

Task Group m (Tgm) met in San Francisco at the Hyatt Regency. The task group held two meetings and focused on responding to a interpretation request on TCLAS Element from 802.11e-2005. Tgm complete 50% of the items in the interpretation request. The relavent documents for this session were: 07/2248r0, 07-2151r0, and 07/2251.

Goals for September 2007

1) Complete interpretation response on TCLAS Element

 

 


 

May 2007

The task group finished its work as TGma the January 2007 session. Task Group m (Tgm) met in Montreal, Canada as TGmb. The task group held two meetings and focus on gathering unresolved comments from the 802.11REV-ma sponsor ballot that were considered "out-of-scope" of the standard. In addition the task group started gathering interpretation requests that resolved around channel numbering. The task group produced a document that combined the comments and requests that will be resovled at the next 802.11 session in July 2007.

Goals for July 2007

1) Begin work on resolving (out-of-scope) comments from 802.11REV-maD9.0

2) Resolve interpretation requests from January 2007

 


January 2007

Task Group m met in London, UK. The task group considered a request for interpretation of the standard on the subject of an indecipherable sentence in clause 17.  The task group produced a response that was approved by the 802.11 working group.

The task group also produced a proposal for a PAR for further maintenance of the standard.  This was also approved by the working group and forwarded for the consideration of the 802 Executive Committee.

Unless the consideration of the 802.11REV-ma draft by the IEEE-SA Standards Board Review committee does not go well, this is the last report of TGma, as it will be dissolved upon approval of that draft by the IEEE-SA Standards Board.

 


November 2006

Task Group m met in Dallas, TX. The result of the fourth sponsor recirculation ballot on 802.11REV-ma that concluded shortly before the November 2006 session was successful, meeting the requirements of the LMSC Executive Committee for conditional forwarding to RevCom.  The editor will produce a clean draft that accepts the marked changes.  The draft and the results of the sponsor balloting process will be submitted to RevCom for their Early Consideration agenda that begins after their meeting in December.

The task group also responded to one interpretation request submitted on the subject of the replay protection mechanism used by the TKIP cipher suite.

The goals for the January 2007 session are:

  • •Prepare a PAR for a maintenance task group
  • Begin to itemize the issues to be dealt with during the maintenance of the new standard
  • •Process any interpretation requests received

September 2006

Task Group m met in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia to process the comments received from the third sponsor recirculation ballot that concluded shortly before the September 2006 session.  The recirculation ballot resulted in 41 comments to be addressed.  The task group responded to all of the comments.  The working group approved the comment resolutions.  The editor was directed to produce an updated draft.  A third sponsor recirculation ballot will begin shortly after the close of the session.

The task group also responded to two interpretation requests submitted on the subjects of unknown values in a received information element and conflict between clause 9 and annex C on the use of rery counters.

The goals for the November 2006 session are:

  • •Process comments received from fourth sponsor recirculation ballot, if necessary
  • •Submit report to 802 EC for forwarding to RevCom
  • •Process any interpretation requests received

 


July 2006

Task Group m met in San Diego, California to process the comments received from the second sponsor recirculation ballot that concluded immediately before the July 2006 session.  The recirculation ballot resulted in 90 comments to be addressed.  The task group responded to all of the comments.  The working group approved the comment resolutions.  A third sponsor recirculation ballot will begin shortly after the close of the session.

The task group also responded to an interpretation request submitted on the subject of RTS/CTS usage during interrupted fragment bursts.

The goals for the September 2006 session are:

  • Process the comments received from the third sponsor recirculation ballot
  • Create a new draft and send it to a fourth sponsor recirculation ballot, if necessary
  • Forward the draft to RevCom for approval, if possible
  • Process any interpretation requests received

May 2006

Task Group m met in Jacksonville, Florida to process the comments received from the first sponsor recirculation ballot that concluded immediately before the May 2006 session.  The recirculation ballot resulted in 156 comments to be addressed.  The task group responded to all of the comments.  The working group approved the comment resolutions.  A second sponsor recirculation ballot will begin shortly after the close of the session.

The goals for the July 2006 session are:

  • Process the comments received from the second sponsor recirculation ballot
  • Create a new draft and send it to a third sponsor recirculation ballot, if necessary
  • Forward the draft to RevCom for approval, if possible
  • Process any interpretation requests received

March 2006

Task Group m met in Denver, Colorado to complete processing the comments received from the sponsor ballot that concluded after the November 2005 session.  The task group responded to all of the remaining comments  The working group approved the comment resolutions.  A sponsor recirculation ballot will begin shortly after the close of the session.

The goals for the May 2006 session are:

  • Process the comments received from the sponsor recirculation ballot
  • Create a new draft and send it to a second sponsor recirculation ballot
  • Process any interpretation requests received

January 2006

Task Group m met in beautiful Waikoloa, Hawai'i to process the comments received from the sponsor ballot that concluded after the November 2005 session.  Nearly all of the technical comments were discussed and resolutions adopted.  Completion of the comment processing is expected in the March 2006 session, with a sponsor recirculation ballot to follow shortly after the close of that session.

The goals for the March 2006 session are:

  • Complete processing of the comments received on the sponsor ballot
  • Send a draft to sponsor recirculation ballot
  • Process any interpretation requests received

 


November 2005

Task Group m met in Vancouver, B.C., Canada to process the comments received to date on the sponsor ballot that was still in progress.  A significant number of the comments were discussed and resolutions proposed.  No comment resolutions were adopted, pending the closure of the sponsor ballot.

The goals for the January 2006 session are:

  • Process the comments received on the sponsor ballot
  • Send a draft to sponsor recirculation ballot
  • Process any interpretation requests received

 


September 2005

Task Group m met in Garden Grove, CA to process the comments received with the ballots on working group recirculation ballot 77.  The comments received on recirculation ballot 76 were dealt with in August at an authorized comment resolution meeting..  The letter ballot passed, with more than 96% approval.

The task group completed resolving all comments.  No changes were made to the draft (802.11REV-ma D4.0).  At the meeting of the 802 Executive Committee in July, conditional approval was granted to forward 802.11REV-ma to sponsor ballot upon meeting the conditions described in the LMSC Policies and Procedures.  Theses conditions were met with the passing of ballot 77 and were documented to the Executive Committee.  802.11REV-ma will now be sent for sponsor ballot, the next step toward approval by the IEEE Standards Association as the new 802.11 standard.

The goals for the November 2005 session are:

  • Process the comments received on the sponsor ballot
  • Send a draft to sponsor recirculation ballot
  • Process any interpretation requests received

 


July 2005

Task Group m met in San Francisco, CA to process the comments received with the ballots on working group recirculation ballot 75.  The letter ballot passed, with more than 93% approval..

The task group completed resolving all comments and directed the editor to create a new draft, incorporating all comment resolutions.  The new draft will be constructed and sent for a working group recirculation ballot.  This recirculation ballot will conclude in time to receive the comments and process them in a comment resolution meeting in August.  Following resolution of comments at the comment resolution meeting, a new draft will be created.  If necessary, this new draft will be sent to a second working group recirculation ballot.  If needed, a second comment resolution meeting will be held and a subsequent draft created.

The task group also requested conditional approval to send the draft to sponsor ballot, after completing all requirements in the LMSC Policies and Procedures.

The goals for the September 2005 session are:

  • Process the comments received on the recirculation ballot, if such is necessary
  • Send a draft to Sponsor Ballot, if it such a ballot has not already begun
  • Process any interpretation requests received

 


May 2005

Task Group m met in Cairns, Queensland, Australia to process the comments received with the ballots on working group letter ballot 74.  The letter ballot passed, with more than 90% approval..

The task group began processing the technical comments, completing proposed resolutions to 89% of those technical comments.  The remaining technical comments will be addressed at an ad hoc meeting that will be announced to occur during the week of either 20 June or 27 June 2005.  Once all comments, both technical and editorial, are addressed, the new draft will be constructed and sent for a working group recirculation ballot.  This recirculation ballot will conclude in time to receive the comments and process them at the July plenary session in San Francisco.

The goals for the July 2005 session are:

  • Process the comments received on the recirculation ballot
  • Create a new draft and issue it for a final recirculation ballot
  • Process any interpretation requests received

 


March 2005

Task Group m met in Atlanta, GA to continue the work of completing a revision of the 802.11 standard and its amendments, as well as to address an interpretation request.  The interpretation request was determined to be a request for consulting and rejected.

The AP Functional Description group delivered their material to incorporate into the revision draft for the first working group ballot.  The task group accepted this material and incorporated it into the draft.

The work on the draft of the 802.11 revision was completed and the draft was forwarded to the working group for consideration via a letter ballot.  It is anticipated that this letter ballot will be completed prior to the May session in Cairns, where the task group will take up the work of resolving the comments received from the ballot.

The goals for the May 2005 session are:

  • Process the comments received on the letter ballot
  • Create a new draft and issue it for a recirculation ballot (this is a stretch goal)
  • Process any interpretation requests received

 


January 2005

Task Group m met in Monterey, CA to continue the work of completing a revision of the 802.11 standard and its amendments, as well as to address an interpretation request.  The interpretation request, on the use of reserved bits in the Service field of the PLCP header, was examined and a response was generated.  The interpretation response, as approved by the 802.11 working group, is in document 05/1648r0.  This document can be obtained from the 802.11 interpretation response page and also from the 802.11 document archive.

The AP Functional Description group also reported to the task group on their progress toward having material to incorporate into the revision draft for the first working group ballot. 

The work on the draft of the 802.11 revision progressed well, leaving very few work items that have been identified in previous submissions to the 802.11 working group that have not yet been addressed. The work accomplished during this session is consonant with the goal of the task group to send its draft to working group letter ballot in March 2005.

 


November 2004

Task Group m met in San Antonio to continue the work of completing a revision of the 802.11 standard and its amendments, as well as to address an interpretation request.  The interpretation request, on the accuracy of some material in Annex G, was examined and a response was generated.  The interpretation response, as approved by the 802.11 working group, is in document 04/1454r0.  This document can be obtained from the 802.11 interpretation response page and also from the 802.11 document archive.

The work on the draft of the 802.11 revision progressed well, with the addressing a number of the work items that have been identified in previous submissions to the 802.11 working group. The work accomplished during this session is consonant with the goal of the task group to send its draft to working group letter ballot in March 2005.


September 2004

Task Group m met in Berlin to continue the work of completing a revision of the 802.11 standard and its amendments. This work progressed well, with the adoption of submissions to specify operation where regulatory agencies hold no sway and to address issues with multirate operation introduced with 802.11g. The task group also addressed a number of the work items that have been identified in previous submissions to the 802.11 working group. The work accomplished during this session is consonant with the goal of the task group to send its draft to working group letter ballot in March 2005.


July 2004

Task Group M met in Portland and completed many work items this week.  Three submissions were received and adopted for inclusion into the draft.  The first submission dealt with a change in terminology from "broadcast SSID" to "wildcard SSID" (04/759).  The second submission dealt with the definition of active scanning (04/795).  The third submission dealt with new requirements for both APs and stations relating to the use of status and reason codes (04/698).  The task group is approximately half way through the work items that are tracked in 04/801.

The goals of TGm for the Berlin meeting in September are to address any interpretation requests received, consider any submissions made to the task group, continue to work on the items listed in the issue tracking document, and potentially, to adopt the first draft of the revision to the standard in the task group.


May 2004

Task Group M met in Anaheim and completed several work items this week.  A submission on the definition and use of a vendor-specific format for an information element was adopted.  The adopted content is available in document 04/522r1.  Several items of work from the issue tracking document (03/619r3) were completed, as well.  As a result, the task group directed the editor to produce a draft of the revision of the standard, including 802.11-1999, 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11b-Cor1, 802.11d, 802.11g, and 802.11h, as well as the items completed during the meeting.

The goals of TGm for the Portland meeting in July are to address any interpretation requests received, consider any submissions made to the task group, continue to work on the items listed in the issue tracking document, and potentially, to adopt the first draft of the revision to the standard in the task group.

 


November 2003

Task Group M met in Albuquerque to respond to the interpretation request received and to work on items to correct editorial and technical issues in the standard.  The response to the interpretation request is available in document 03/875.  The members of the task group began working on items contained in document 03/619 .

The goals for the next meeting of Task Group m in Vancouver are to respond to any interpretation requests received and to continue working on the items listed in document 03/619."

 


July 2003

During the meeting held in San Francisco, Task Group M considered one interpretation request and submitted a response (document 03-576r1) to the working group.  The task group also continued to review the other documents that had been submitted to the working group, regarding inconsistencies and errors in the 802.11 standard and its approved amendments.  The task group has been accumulating work items in a tracking document (document 03-619).  At the September meeting in Singapore, the task group intends to review and respond to any interpretation requests received and resume its review of other documents that have been submitted.  The goal of the task group is to complete this review of other documents and to determine a final list of work items.  If time permits, work will begin on the work items identified.

 


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