IEEE 802.15 Working Group

Letter Ballot #56

OPENING OF BALLOT: Sunday, June 6, 2010
CLOSING OF BALLOT: Monday, June 21, 2010, at 20:00 UTC





  • June 6, 2010 Letter Ballot Voters Pool #56

  • IEEE 802.15 Voting members have an obligation to vote. Not returning two valid letter ballots in a sequence of three letter ballots will automatically terminate voting rights.

  • "No" votes require the submission of detailed comments as defined in the IEEE rules for Sponsor Ballots to be counted as valid.  Abstentions are only counted as valid if they are based on "lack of expertise".



Please read and follow these step by step instructions to complete and submit your vote on IEEE P802.15 Letter Ballot 56. 

  1. Background:  Per IEEE SA policy and procedure we are required to do a revision of a standard once there are 3 completed amendments.  We have hit that point with 802.15.4-2006.  Given that we have a series of open projects affecting functionality in both the MAC and Physical layers, the fastest and simplest approach to comply with the rules is to do a simple roll-up which is what this PAR addresses. The good news is a roll-up already exists so we should be able to move pretty quickly once we can free up some resources to work on it.

    To expedite the whole process, this PAR has been pre submitted to 802 for consideration at the July 2010 Session in compliance with the 802EC 30 day rule.  Since this PAR does not add new functionality, no 5 Criteria is needed.

  2. Action Required: Since we did not have a chance to approve this in Beijing, we are conducting a 15 day mandatory electronic ballot for approval.  This will be an up/down vote although NO votes must still be submitted with a comment.  Keep in mind that we can make editorial changes at any time to clean up syntax or typos and that, independently of this vote, we can receive comments from anyone up until Tuesday, July 13, 1700 PDT for action by the Working Group on or before Wednesday, July 14, 1700 PDT as part of the normal PAR review and approval process. 


  3. Download and read a copy of the IEEE P802.15.4i Draft Revision Project Authorization Request (PAR).
  4. Understand your Voting Options

    ___ YES

    ___ NO with comment(s)

    ___ ABSTAIN, Reason:__________________________________________________


  2. If you have comments to submit, please enter your comments in the body of your letter ballot email response.

  3. Submit Your Vote by Email

    1. You MUST submit the following information in the body of your email or your ballot will be considered invalid.

      1. AFFILIATION; you MUST declare your affiliation, in the body of the email and include the statement: "I am affiliated with [name of affiliation]" or the statement "I am not affiliated with any organization"

      2. COMMENTS; If you vote NO, you MUST submit at least 1 comment.

    1. Email your vote. If not acknowledged within 2 business days-resend, BUT check first that you have included your affiliation, followed the subject field format, included a comment in the case of a NO vote and that your email contains no privileged or confidential information statements. Be advised that an acknowledgement (ACK) only verifies receipt of your email and is not an indication that your vote is valid. Your vote may later be disqualified if it is discovered it has not complied with required Policy and Procedure.



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                     example: LB56-HEILE-ROBERT-YES


  4. If you have any questions on how to submit your ballot, please contact Rick Alfvin at:


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