IEEE P802.11 - LIGHT COMMUNICATION (LC) STUDY GROUP (SG) - MEETING UPDATE


Status of IEEE 802.11 Light Communication SG

Nikola Serafimovski (pureLiFi), Chair
Li Qiang (Huawei), Vice-Chair
Volker Jungnickel (HHI), Secretary

The work of the LC Topic Interest Group (TIG) has continued in the LC Study Group (SG), which is tasked with developing the scope for a potential standard on light communications.

The IEEE 802.11 Working Group approved the Project Authorization Request (PAR) and Criterial for Standards Development (CSD) produced by the LC Study Group (SG) at the January 2018 meeting. Pending comments and confirmation from the IEEE 802 Executive Committee and NesCom in March 2018, this should result in the creation of a Task Group to work on an LC amendment to the IEEE 802.11 standard.


Page Contents

Background
Goals
Participation
January 2018
November 2017
September 2017
July 2017
May 2017

Background

Light Communication was a new Topic Interest Group (TIG) that started within the IEEE 802.11 working group aiming to determine the technical and economic opportunity presented by using the light medium for wireless communications. The introduction of light emitting diodes (LED) for general purpose lighting has created a growing interest in using the visible light spectrum for wireless communications.

The work of the TIG has completed with the formation of the LC Study Group.

The IEEE 802.11 Working Group approved the Project Authorization Request (PAR) and Criterial for Standards Development (CSD) produced by the LC Study Group (SG) at the January 2018 meeting. Pending comments and confirmation from the IEEE 802 Executive Committee and NesCom in March 2018, this should result in the creation of a Task Group to work on an LC amendment to the IEEE 802.11 standard.

Goals

The goal of the LC SG is to define the appropriate scope for a potential IEEE standard on Light Communications. The goal of the Topic Interest Group was to determine the technical and economic opportunity presented by using the light medium for wireless communications.

It is felt that the IEEE 802.11 is the best forum to drive forward the global standardization efforts for light communications with manufacturers, operators and end customers all present druing the standardization process. If the TIG should progress to a Study Group and eventually into a Task Group, then this will not only help users within home, enterprise and industrial environments, but also assist manufacturers and operators to provide common components and services for IEEE 802.11 customers.

Participation

Participation in the 802.11 LC SG can be achieved through:


January 2018

Main documents

Achievements

The committee discussed the submitted comments against the first draft PAR/CSD and agreed resolution in the final text. The committee finally agreed to pass the completed draft PAR and draft CSD for submission to the 802.11 Working Group.

The meeting minutes can be found here.

The IEEE 802.11 Working Group approved the Project Authorization Request (PAR) and Criterial for Standards Development (CSD) produced by the LC Study Group (SG) at the January 2018 meeting. Pending comments and confirmation from the IEEE 802 Executive Committee and NesCom in March 2018, this would result in the creation of a Task Group to work on an LC amendment to the IEEE 802.11 standard. The motions for the approval of the PAR and CSD at the closing plenary can be found on slide 8 and slide 9, respectively.


November 2017

Main documents

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were the presentation and discussion on a number of different use-cases, the creation of a consolidated list of key performance indicators that the eventual ammendment should target, the completion of a draft Project Authorization Request (PAR) and Criteria for Standards Development (CSD) ready for comment collection.

A conference call to discuss the first set of comments against the draft CSD and PAR will be held on 30 Nov.

Please check here for the agreed time (right hand side of the page).


September 2017

Main documents

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were the dicsussion on the applicability of the existing Letters of Assurance within the 802.11 to a potential new standard, agreement on the timeline for the SG, appointment of the officers for the group and contributions to define the scope of the PAR/CSD.


July 2017

Main documents

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were the creation of the LC SG, a tutorial to the larger IEEE 802 community on LC, the completion of the final TIG report on LC and a presentation of the summary findings of the LC TIG to the 802.11 Working Group.


May 2017

Main documents

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were Administration Volker Jungnickel (Fraunhofer HHI) appointed as the Secretary John Li Qiang (Huawei) appointed as the Editor Structure


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