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Re: +++Press News Byte - 802.15

Paul Nikolich votes Disapprove

1) More background material is needed.  Please add the definition of
Personal Operating Space--otherwise people that read the release won't have
any idea of what POS means.

"A Personal Operating Space (POS) is a space about a person or object that
typically extends up to 10 meters in all directions and envelops the person
whether stationary or in motion.  It may also include the space a person
regularly control as their own, regardless of their personal presence, such
as a house.   The notion includes personal control over devices and noise
sources within this space. 

Such use models permit more freedom over the reliability of the link than
in Office, Medical or Inventory LAN applications where the primary goal is
link robustness and range is important.    Consequently, WPAN standards are
able to focus on other priorities such as Cost, Size, Power Consumption and
Data Rate."

2) What happened to the objective of co-existance with 802.11?  Wasn't that
in the Scope section of the original PAR we approved in March?

--Paul Nikolich

At 01:48 AM 4/7/00 -0500, you wrote:
>Issue Date: 6April2000 Closing Date: 11April2000
>Moved By: Bob Heile
>Seconded By: Jim Carlo
>Move: Authorize (In Principal after more edits) IEEE News Byte for IEEE
>March 30, 2000, Piscataway, NJ--- IEEE 802.15 WPAN Standards Project on High
>Rate WPANs Approved
>The IEEE-SA Standards Board recently approved a new project request (PAR)
>for wireless personal area networks, designated P802.15.3, Wireless Medium
>Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications for High Rate
>Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPAN). This new project will be conducted
>within the 802.15 Working Group, as part of the IEEE 802 LAN/MAN committee
>(winner of the IEEE Millenium Medal), which is sponsored by the Computer
>Society of the IEEE.
>The project's scope and purpose, approved at the 30 March 2000 Standards
>Board meeting, is as follows:
>Scope of Proposed Project: This project will define the PHY and MAC
>specifications for high data rate wireless connectivity with fixed, portable
>and moving devices within or entering a Personal Operating Space (POS). A
>goal of the WPAN-HR (High Rate) Task Group will be to achieve a level of
>interoperability or coexistence with other 802.15 Task Groups. It is also
>the intent of this project to work toward a level of coexistence with other
>wireless devices in conjunction with Coexistence Task Groups such as
>Purpose of Proposed Project: To provide a standard for low complexity, low
>cost, low power consumption (comparable to the goals of 802.15.1) and
>high data rate wireless connectivity among devices within or entering the
>Personal Operating Space (POS). The data rate will be high enough, 20 Mbps
>or more, to satisfy a set of consumer multimedia industry needs for WPAN
>communications. The project will also address the Quality of Service
>capabilities required to support multimedia data types.
>For more information, please contact Bob Heile, Chair of 802.15 at
>, John Barr, Chair of  theTask Group for P802.15.3 on High
>Rate WPANs at, Jim Allen, Vice Chair of Task Group for P802.3
>at or visit the 802.15 Web site at
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