IEEE P802.11- TASK GROUP AF - MEETING UPDATE


Status of Project IEEE 802.11af

Wireless LAN in the TV White Space

Chair: Rich Kennedy, Self

Vice Chair: Peter Ecclesine, Cisco Systems

Vice Chair and Secretary: Zhou Lan, NICT 

Objective

Define modifications to both the 802.11 physical layers (PHY) and the 802.11 Medium Access Control Layer (MAC), to meet the legal requirements for channel access and coexistence in the TV White Space


This project is now complete. Thank you to everyone who helped


November 2013, Dallas

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were:

•             Reviewed the results of the final Sponsor Ballot

•                Prepared and approved the documents for ExCom and RevCom approval

 

•                Finalized the TGaf timeline

 

•                Thanked the group and adjourned for the last time

 

 

September 2013, Nanjing

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were:

•             Resolved all of the comments (143) arising from Sponsor Ballot SB0 on D5.0

•                Asked the Editor to create a drat 6.0, incorporating all comment resolutions

 

•       Approved by the TG 10/0/0

 

•                Planned to start second Sponsor Ballot as soon as D6.0 is available

 

Goals for the November meeting:

•                Resolve comments from the Sponsor Ballot(s) since September

•                If second Sponsor Ballot receives no new comments, prepare for RevCom

•                If second Sponsor Ballot receives new comments, prepare for another recirculation

 

July 2013, Geneva

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were:

•             Resolved all of the comments (12) arising from Letter Ballot 196 on D5.0

•                Asked the Working Group to approve a 15-day recirculation letter ballot

 

•       Approved by the WG 117/0/2

 

•                Requested the EC conditionally approve P802.11af to Sponsor Ballot

 

•       Approved by the WG 107/0/1

•       Approved by ExCom 13/0/0

Goals for the September meeting:

•                Resolve comments from the first Sponsor Ballot

•                Begin second Sponsor Ballot

 

May 2013, Waikoloa

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were:

•             Resolved all of the comments (86) arising from Letter Ballot 195 on D4.0

•                Asked the Editor to prepare Draft 5.0

 

•                Asked the Working Group to approve a 15-day recirculation letter ballot

 

•       Approved by the WG 94/0/1

Goals for the July meeting:

•                Resolve comments from the recirculation letter ballot

•                Produce final letter ballot process and request conditional approval for sponsor ballot

 

March 2013, Orlando

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were:

•             Resolved all of the comments (166) arising from Letter Ballot 192 on D3.0

•                Asked the Editor to prepare Draft 4.0

 

•                Asked the Working Group to approve a 15-day recirculation letter ballot

 

•       Approved by the WG 61/0/0

Goals for the May meeting:

•                Resolve comments from the recirculation letter ballot

•                Plan for completion of the letter ballot process and begin the sponsor ballot process

 

 

January 2013, Vancouver

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were:

•             Resolved all of the remaining comments arising from Letter Ballot 189 on D2.0 and Comment Collection on D2.2

•                Asked the Editor to prepare Draft 3.0

 

•                Asked the Working Group to approve a 15-day recirculation letter ballot

 

•       Approved by the WG 100/0/0

Goals for the March meeting:

•                Resolve comments from the recirculation letter ballot

•                Plan for completion of the letter ballot process and begin the sponsor ballot process

 

November 2012, San Antonio

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were:

•             Resolved 469 of the remaining 498 comments arising from Letter Ballot 189 Draft 2.0

•                Final tally from September adjusted to 500 resolved

 

•                Started a Comment Collection on Draft 2.2 to prepare for D3.0 in January

Goals for the January meeting:

•                Complete comment resolutions from Letter Ballot 189 and incorporate changes from Comment Collection,

•                Create Draft 3.0 and begin a recirculation ballot

 

September 2012, Indian Wells

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were:

•             Resolved 499 of 998 comments arising from Letter Ballot 189 Draft 2.0

•                183 Technical

 

•                316 Editorial

 

•                Signed up volunteers for all but 121 remaining comments

Goals for the September meeting:

•                Complete comment resolutions from Letter Ballot 189

•                Create Draft 3.0 and begin a recirculation ballot

 

July 2012, San Diego

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were:

•             Completed all comment resolutions and created Draft 2.0

•                Requested the WG approve new letter ballot

 

•                WG approved start of a 30 day Letter Ballot 77/0/0

Goals for the September meeting:

•                Comment resolutions from the Draft 2.0 Letter Ballot

 

May 2012, Atlanta

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were:

•             Cleaned up errors and missing text from the Draft

•                Approved two documents as the basis for the TGaf PHY

Goals for the July meeting:

•          Complete PHY submission resolving most comments

•         Address remaining PHY comments; any other MAC and General issues

•         Create Draft 2.0

•         Begin second letter ballot following the July meeting

 

March 2012, Waikoloa

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were:

•             Added second Vice-chair (Zhou Lan) and liaison to Japan’s White Space Promotion Committee (Hiroshi Harada)

•             Cleaned up errors and missing text from the Draft

•                Planned for resolving the remaining 197 PHY comments

•           Held meeting with the TGac PHY experts

•           Straw polled PHY design decision points

Goals for the March meeting:

•         PHY submission resolving most comments

•         Complete PHY comment resolutions

•         Create Draft 2.0

•         Begin second letter ballot

 

January 2012, Jacksonville

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were:

•             Resolved remaining MAC and General comments

•                197 PHY comments remain

•           Revised the P802.11af timeline; now finishing after TGac

•           Met with PHY experts and mapped out new direction

Goals for the March meeting:

•         Complete PHY comment resolutions

•         Create Draft 2.0

•         Begin second letter ballot

 

November 2011, Atlanta

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were:

•             Resolved 237 comment

•                1168 of 1302 comments from LB 171 now approved

•                PHY change will result in return of some PHY comments

•           Revised the P802.11af timeline

•           Heard a proposal for adoption of TGac PHY from Ron Porat and Vinko Erceg

•           Refocused our PHY on the HT PHY rather than wait for TGac to complete as requested by TGac

Goals for the January meeting:

•         Complete comment resolution

•         Create Draft 2.0

•         Begin second letter ballot

 

September 2011, Okinawa

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were:

•             Resolved 242 comment

·               902 of 1302 comments from LB 171 now approved

•           Revised the P802.11af timeline

•           Met with TGac PHY experts to discuss how TGaf  can proceed prior to approval of the TGac draft – decided to create separate clause for TGaf PHY

Goals for the November meeting:

•         Complete comment resolution

•         Create Draft 2.0

•         Begin second letter ballot

 

July 2011, San Francisco

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were:

•             Resolved 151 comment

·               626 of 1302 comments from LB 171 now approved

•           Revised the P802.11af timeline

Goals for the September meeting:

•         Complete comment resolution

•         Create Draft 2.0

•         Begin second letter ballot

 

May 2011, Palm Springs

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were:

•         Settled on architecture and security modifications to track regulatory changes

•         Selected P802.11ac as PHY focus

•           Resolved 481 comment

o          408 of 410 Editorial (accepted into draft 1.01)

o          73 of 892 Technical (voted Thursday AM2)

•           Revised the P802.11af timeline

Goals for the July meeting:

•         Complete comment resolution

•         Create Draft 2.0

•         Begin second letter ballot

 

March 2011, Singapore

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were:

•         LB 171 failure (62% approval) reviewed

•         Discussed best approach to resolve 1302 comments

•         Began comment resolution

Goals for the May meeting:

•         Complete comment resolution

•         Create Draft 2.0

•         Begin second letter ballot

 

January 2011, Los Angeles, TX

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were:

•         All Internal Review comments resolved

•         Draft 1.0 created

•         802.11 WG approved start of first letter ballot

Goals for the March meeting:

•         Comment resolution

 

November 2010, Dallas, TX

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were:

•         Draft reviewed exposed multiple resolutions for single comments; some comment resolutions unvoted

•         Draft clean-up effort resolved these issues, but did not have approved resolutions for all comments

•         Sub-team worked on responding to new FCC rules published in September

Goals for the January meeting:

•         Approve resolutions for all comments

•         Incorporate changes from FCC rules changes; move all regulations to annexes

•         Create draft d1.0 and begin first WG letter ballot

 

September 2010, Waikoloa, HI

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were:

•         Approved draft d0.05

•         Approved 11-10/595r9 as the comment spreadsheet

•         Completed resolving comments from the Internal Review

Goals for the November meeting:

•         Clean up the draft

•         Incorporate changes from FCC rules changes

•         Create draft d1.0 and begin first WG letter ballot

 

July 2010, San Diego, CA

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were:

•       Approved draft d0.03

•       Approved Draft d0.03 [d0.02 with changes reflecting the completion of TGmb before TGaf]

•       Approved 11-10/595r8 as the comment spreadsheet

•       Resolved some of the more difficult comments, clearing the way for progress on upcoming teleconferences

•       Updated the TGaf timeline

Goals for the September meeting:

•       Approve new draft

•       Complete internal review comment resolutions

•       Create draft d1.0 and begin first WG letter ballot (if new FCC rules are known)

 

May 2010, Beijing, PRC

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were:

•       Approved draft d0.02

•       Held a joint session with 802.19 and 802.22

•       Began resolving comments from the internal review

Goals for the July

•       Approve draft d0.03

•       Continue resolving internal review comments

 

March 2010, Orlando, FL

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were

•       Approved Peter Ecclesine as the Technical Editor

•       Adopted 11-10/238r2 as draft 0.01

•       Heard 9 other proposals

      Straw polls to ask if TG wants to advance each proposal

•       Requested 4 presenters develop text for the draft

      Others were encouraged to continue

•       Planned for May and teleconferences

      March 30, April 13, 27, May 11

Goals for the May 2010 meeting

 

January 2010, Los Angeles, CA

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were

Goals for the March 2010 meeting

 

Status of TVWS Study Group

TV Whitespace 

November 2009, Atlanta, GA

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were

On December 8th, NESCOM approved beginning the Task Group (TGaf) in January

Plan for January 2010

 

September 2009, Waikoloa, HI

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were

 


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