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.

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Background
Goals
Participation
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.

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:


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.