Our July 2002 meeting was held at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
At the start of the meeting, the voting membership of 802.11 was 356 voting members. There were 365 people present at the (joint) opening plenary session, with 43 new participants.
Several Letter Ballots closed in the weeks preceding this meeting.New Letter Ballots:
Task Group F conducted Recirculation Ballot 38 on P802.11f-D3.1, which closed May 8th. It passed with 79% approval. Task Group E conducted Letter Ballot 39 on P802.11e-D3.0, which closed July 2nd. It failed with 49% approval. The Working Group conducted Letter Ballot 40 on the Operating Rules, which closed July 8th. It passed with 83% approval.Other WG activities: TGg presented a WG motion to send 801.11g D3.0 to Letter Ballot. It passed 107:0:4 TGh presented a WG motion to send 802.11h-D2.1.32 to WG Recirculation Ballot. It passed 105:0:3.
- Upcoming Interim meeting locations were discussed:
- Sept 9-13, 2002, Monterey California. Hyatt Regency Monterey. Hosted by Cisco Systems
- January 13-17, 2003, Ft Lauderdale, FL, at the Marina Marriott. Hosted by Motorola.
- May 2003 - Open (possibly Singapore)
The reports for the individual task groups are linked below:
- Mika Kasslin presented a document on 802.16a coexistence in the spectrum that overlaps with 802.11a.
- There are two new study groups:
- Radio Resource Measurements - Richard Paine was elected chair of the RRM SG.
- High Throughput - According to the provisions of when it was formed, the HTSG will meet for the first time at the September meeting. A two hour slot will be put on the agenda. John Rosdahl is elected Chair of the HT SG.
- The Letter Ballot on the operating rules passes with 83%. A group of members, led by Al Petrick, resolved comments during the week. This work will be completed in September, resulting in a new document 00/331r4, which will be recirculated as D3.2. The WG empowered itself to complete the resolutions and issue a WG recirculation LB.
- Work is beginning on a roll-up of the published 802.11 standards (through 802.11d) into a single document. The editors of the task groups will help the IEEE staff complete this task. The WG passed a motion to recommend that the IEEE discontinue supplying the SDL code in electronic form when 802.11 2002 is published, since it will not be up to date.
- The Assigned Numbers Authority, led by Duncan Kitchin, presented a report. A motion to add "Reason codes from subclause 126.96.36.199; Status codes from subclause 188.8.131.52; Extended capability field element bits" to the Assigned Numbers Authority was passed by a vote of 120:0:0.
- TGe, TGf, TGg, TGh, TGi, the RRM SG, and the Publicity Committee presented working group motions to empower the task groups to conduct business at the September Interim meeting. These motions all passed by a wide margin.
- The WNG SC presented a WG motion "to empower WNG to investigate and draft a PAR and Five Criteria to extend 802.11, 802.11a and 802.11d, as necessary, to the Japanese 4.9GHz-5GHz bands, and after a Working Group confirming vote in the September 802.11 interim meeting, empower the Working Group to forward them for approval at the November 2002 IEEE 802 Plenary.". It passed 101:0:5.
- The Radio Resource Measurement SG affirmed Richard Paine as their chair.
- 802.18 presented several WG motions to updated and present documents to the FCC to the SEC for approval.
- The 802 Coexistence SG (now the 802.19 TAG) moved to send out an updated draft D06 of 802.15.2. The motion passes 83:0:8.
- The Working Group dealt with an interpretation request on the standard. The official response was drafted as document 02/490r1, and a WG motion was passed to approve this response. The interpretation will be lodged with the IEEE per the LSMC rules.
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 184.108.40.206. Sept 9-13, 2002.
802.11 Meeting Plan for details.
USEFUL LINKS TO OTHER SITES:
IEEE P802.11 WLANs RELATED
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