IEEE P802.11 - HRb STUDY GROUP - MEETING UPDATE:


JULY, AUGUST, & SEPTEMBER 2000 CONFERENCE CALL SERIES

Per motions passed by the HRb SG and the 802.11 WG at the July 2000 Plenary meeting, we will be having a series of conference calls on:

  • July 26, 2000
  • August 9, 2000
  • August 23, 2000
  • September 6, 2000

The conference calls will last no longer than 1.5 hours. The conference calls will all be held at 8:00AM Pacific Time (USA).

The purpose of the conference calls will be to work on the following draft documents:

  • Proposal Selection Procedure 00/209
  • Functional Requirements 00/210
  • Comparison Criteria 00/211

Minutes for the four meetings will be accumulated in document number 00/251 and its revisions.

JULY 2000 SESSION – LA JOLLA, CA, USA

The HRb SG began work on a Proposal Selection Procedure (00/209), Functional Requirements (00/210) and Comparison Criteria (00/211).  A series of four conference calls to continue work on the draft documents is authorized by the SG and the WG.

The SG heard five technical submissions (docs. 00/188, 00/202, 00/203, 00/206, 00/230).

In anticipation of approval of the PAR, a press release (00/217) is drafted to announce it.

A Call for Intent to Propose (00/198) is drafted.  The call will be issued when the IEEE 802.11 Executive Committee approves the PAR. 

No objections to the PAR or 5 Criteria are raised by any individual or Working Group during the session.  The PAR and 5 Criteria were presented to the IEEE 802.11 Executive Committee for approval.  The Executive Committee requested a Letter Ballot to reaffirm the PAR and 5 Criteria.  Letter Ballot #23 has been issued in compliance with the mandate.  Approval of the PAR by the IEEE Standards Board is expected to occur concurrently with the September 2000 IEEE 802.11 Interim Meeting.

Minutes from the session are in document 00/246.

MAY 2000 SESSION – SEATTLE, WA, USA

During the week of May 8th 2000, there were nine technical papers (docs. 00/062, 00/069, 00/072, 00/073, 00/074, 00/086, 00/091, 00/092, 00/093) and proposals presented. The primary focus of the presentations was on the feasibility of extending the IEEE 802.11b standard to rates in excess of 20Mbps.  During the week, the study group drafted a PAR (00/114) and 5 Criteria (00/115) for extension of the IEEE 802.11b standard.  The study group moved unanimously to refer the PAR and 5 Criteria to the IEEE 802.11 Working Group.  The IEEE 802.11 Working Group voted unanimously for referral of the PAR and 5 Criteria to the IEEE 802 Executive Committee for consideration at the July 2000 Meeting.

The study group has been empowered to continue work at the July 10 – 14, 2000 meeting in La Jolla, CA, in anticipation of attaining approval of the PAR.  The study group will begin work on defining functional requirements and performance requirements for the new extension. 

The study group expects to issue a Call for Proposals in July 2000, assuming that the PAR is approved.

Minutes from the session are in document 00/136.

MARCH 2000 SESSION – ALBUQUERQUE, NM, USA

High Rate 802.11b Study Group is formed.  The purpose of the Higher Rate IEEE 802.11b Study Group is to investigate technical extensions that are interoperable with the IEEE 802.11b-1999 standard and that can lead to higher than 20Mbps data rates and other performance improvements


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