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2. SPONSOR DATE OF REQUEST: 2004-05-10

3. TYPE OF DOCUMENT: Standard

4. TITLE OF DOCUMENT: Amendment to Standard [for] Information Technology Telecommunications and information exchange between systems Local and Metropolitan networks specific requirements Part II: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) specifications: Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments

5. LIFE CYCLE: Full-Use

6. TYPE OF PROJECT: Amendment 802.11-99 Revision 2003

Modified PAR?
In Ballot? No

7. WORKING GROUP INFORMATION

Name of Working Group: 802.11 WLAN
Approximate Number of Expected Working Group Members: 400

8. CONTACT INFO FOR WORKING GROUP CHAIR

Name of Working Group Chair: Stuart Kerry
Telephone: 408 474 7356
FAX: 408 474 7247
E-mail: stuart.kerry@philips.com

9. CONTACT INFO OF CO-CHAIR/OFFICIAL REPORTER

Name of Co-Chair/Official Reporter: Stuart Kerry
Telephone: 408 474 7356
FAX: 408 474 7247
E-mail: stuart.kerry@philips.com

10. CONTACT INFO OF SPONSOR

Sponsor: C/LM
Name of Sponsor Chair: Paul Nikolich
Telephone: 978 749 9999 ex 246
FAX: 978 749 8888
E-mail: p.nikolich@ieee.org

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11. TYPE OF SPONSOR BALLOT: Individual

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12. PROJECTED COMPLETION DATE FOR SUBMITTAL TO REVCOM:

13. SCOPE: The scope of the proposed project is to create an amendment of IEEE 802.11 to support communication between vehicles and the roadside and between vehicles while operating at speeds up to a minimum of 200 km/h for communication ranges up to 1000 meters. The amendment will support communications in the 5 GHz bands; specifically 5.850-5.925 GHz band within North America with the aim to enhance the mobility and safety of all forms of surface transportation, including rail and marine. Amendments to the PHY and MAC will be limited to those required to support communications under these operating environments within the 5 GHz bands.

Completion of this document contingent? No

14. PURPOSE: The purpose of the proposed project is to amend the existing IEEE 802.11 standard to make it suitable for interoperable communications to and between vehicles. The primary reasons for this amendment include the unique transport environments, and the very short latencies required (some applications must complete multiple data exchanges within 4 to 50ms).

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15. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:

Patent Policy: Yes
Copyrights: Yes   ASTM International has a published standard, E2213, which will be used as a basis for this effort. ASTM International has agreed in principal to relinquish the copyrights to the IEEE at the appropriate time.
Trademarks: No  
Registration of Object: No  

16. SIMILAR SCOPE: Yes

Explanation: ASTM International Standard E2213-03 is based on IEEE 802.11a. The right to use ASTM International Standard E2213 in an IEEE standard has been agreed to in principle by ASTM International and the IEEE Standards Association. The scope of the two projects is very similar and most of the ASTM International subcommittee members have become members of the IEEE 802.11 WAVE Study Group. The ASTM International effort will be reduced in scope once this 802.11 project is approved. ISO TC204/WG16 Wide Area Communications is responsible for medium and long range communications. WG16 is working on ISO CD 21215 (CALM M5) with a similar scope. A working relationship between ISO and IEEE has been created to avoid overlap. WG16 will provide input, IEEE 802.11 will develop the basic standard, and CALM M5 will reference the final IEEE standard. IEEE 802.20s PAR is different as it is targeting wide area coverage instead of spot or narrow zone coverage, as well as operating in a different frequency band. The IEEE 802.20 is also targeting business and residential applications, whereas this PAR is targeting safety related transportation applications at very high burst data rates of up to 27 to 54 Mbps. This PAR also differs by providing coverage at selected locations and times rather than being always on over a wide coverage zone. IEEE 802.16e is not based on IEEE 802.11a, which this PAR uses, and does not support the short latency or direct vehicle to vehicle communications. IEEE 802.11j has defined methods of communicating alternate channel definitions for different applications and geographies. This PAR shall utilize these definitions as defined.
Sponsor: C/LM
Project Number: 802.11j
Project Date: 2002-12-11
Project Title: Amendment to STANDARD [FOR] Information Technology-Telecommuniactions and information exchange between systems-Local and Metropolitan networks-Specific requirements - Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) specifications: 4.9 GHz - 5 GHz Operation in Japan

17. FUTURE ADOPTION - INTERNATIONAL SPONSOR: Yes

Int'l Organization: ISO 204 16
Int'l Contact Person: Russell Shields
Telephone: 847 577-9800
FAX: 408 873 2513
E-mail: shields@ygomi.com

18. FOCUS ON HEALTH, SAFETY OR ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES:

Explanation: The primary use of the amendment will be in support of surface transportation safety applications. Some examples of such applications are: intersection collision warning, stopped vehicle hazard warning, emergency vehicle approach warning, work zone warning, and road hazard warning.

19. ADDITIONAL NOTES:

I acknowledge having read and understood the IEEE Code of Ethics I agree to conduct myself in a manner which adheres to the IEEE Code of Ethics when engaged in official IEEE business.

The PAR Copyright Release and Signature Page must be submitted either by FAX to 208-460-5300 or as e-mail attachment in .pdf format to the NesCom Administrator before this PAR will be sent on for NesCom and Standards Board approval.