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Task Group 8 (TG8)

Peer Aware Communications

 


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Overview

This standard defines PHY and MAC mechanisms for Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPAN) known as Peer Aware Communications (PAC). PAC is optimized for peer to peer and infrastructureless communications with fully distributed coordination.

PAC features include:

• discovery of peer information without association,

• discovery signaling rate, typically 100 kbps,

• scalable number of devices during discovery,

• scalable data transmission rates, typically 10 Mbps,

• simultaneous multi-group communications, typically up to 10,

• relative positioning,

• multi-hop relay,

• security,

• operation in globally available unlicensed/licensed bands below 11 GHz capable of supporting these requirements.


Current Status

TG8 received NesCom approval on March 30th 2012. Call for Applications was issued. TG8 held its first meeting at the 802.15 Interim meeting in Atlanta May 2012. During the meeting, the group selected TG officers. Presentations were given on response to Call for Applications, and agreed on the TG procedure and timeline.

TG8 approved Technical Guidance Document and Channel Models Document during the July 2012 meeting. Call for Proposals was issued during the March 2013 meeting. TG8 started discussing PAC Framework Document, based on submitted proposals, from the September 2013 meeting. PAC Framework Document was approved and Call for Contributions is issued during the January 2014 meeting. TG8 started discussing harmonization of proposals targeting the specification draft during the July 2014 meeting.

During the September 2014 meeting, TG8 started drafting the specification for high level MAC items, including network synchronization, frame structure, data transmission period, discovery and peering. The UWB PHY specification was completed for data transmission.


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IEEE 802.15 TG8 Time Line

TG FormationMarch 2012
TGD Approval / Call For ProposalsMarch 2013
Preliminary Proposal PresentationMay 2013
Final Proposal PresentationJuly 2013
PFD Approval / Call For ContributionJanuary 2014
Draft SpecificationSeptember 2014
Initial Letter BallotNovember 2014
RevCom SubmissionJanuary 2016


How to participate

  • Participate by attending our Meetings.

  • TG8 conducts its discussions on the 802.15 TG8 Private Mailing List.  You can learn more about the 802.15 Mailing Lists by pointing your browser here.


Information


Sessions & Milestones

Status Year Month Venue Agenda Closing Report Minutes
SG 2011 Nov Atlanta 15-11-0754-00 15-11-0809-01 15-11-0848-01
2012 Jan Jacksonville 15-12-0003-00 15-12-0065-00 15-12-0078-00
Mar Waikoloa 15-12-0097-01 15-12-0185-00 15-12-0174-01
PAR Approved / Call for Applications
TG 2012 May Atlanta 15-12-0225-01 15-12-0295-02 15-12-0300-01
July San Diego 15-12-0330-00 15-12-0426-00 15-12-0435-00
Nov San Antonio 15-12-0591-00 15-12-0665-00 15-12-0030-00
2013 Jan Vancouver15-12-0690-00 15-13-0088-01 15-13-0086-00
Mar Orlando 15-13-0115-01 15-13-0187-00 15-13-0188-00
Technical Guidance Document and Channel Models Document Approved / Call for Proposals
TG2013 May Waikoloa 15-13-0291-01 15-13-0334-00 15-13-0343-00
July Geneva 15-13-0363-01 15-13-0473-01 15-13-0476-02
Sept Nanjing 15-13-0489-03 15-13-0558-00 15-13-0569-00
Nov Dallas 15-13-0624-02 15-13-0725-00 15-13-0726-00
2014 Jan Los Angeles 15-14-0023-01 15-14-0086-00 15-14-0101-00
PAC Framework Document Approved / Call for Contributions
TG
2014 Mar Beijing 15-14-0157-02 15-14-0202-00 15-14-0212-00
May Waikoloa 15-14-0227-01 15-14-0330-00 15-14-0337-00
July San Diego 15-14-0361-01 15-14-0466-00 15-14-0485-00
Sept Athens 15-14-0509-01 15-14-0588-00 15-14-0596-00
Nov San Antonio TBD TBD TBD
TG 2015
Jan Atlanta TBD TBD TBD
Mar Berlin TBD TBD TBD


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