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[802SEC] PAR extension request for P802.15.5

Dear EC Members-

802.15 expects to bring a PAR extension request to the EC for approval during the Denver plenary. The draft extension request can be found here:

text of extension request-

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Extension Request for P802.15.5, Approved on 2004-03-25
Submitter Email: Change Submitter Email
PAR Expiration Date: 2008-12-31
Number of Previous Extensions Requested: 0 Last Extension Approval Date: 0000-00-00
Number of Years being requested: 1
Sponsor: IEEE Computer Society/Local and Metropolitan Area Networks(C/LM)
Chair: Paul Nikolich
18 Bishops Lane
Lynnfield, MA 01940
Working Group: Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN) Working Group(C/LM/WG802.15)
Chair: Robert F Heile
North Attleboro, MA 02763
Email: Reassign Working Group
Title: Recommended Practice for mesh topology capability in Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs) Scope: The scope is to provide a recommended practice to provide the architectural framework enabling WPAN devices to promote interoperable, stable, and scaleable wireless mesh topologies and, if needed, to provide the amendment text to the current WPAN
standards that is required to implement this recommended practice.
Purpose: This project facilitates wireless mesh topologies optimized for IEEE 802.15 WPANs. Mesh Topologies provide: -Extension of network coverage without increasing the transmit power or the receiver sensitivity -Enhanced reliability via route
redundancy -Easier network configuration -Better device battery life
Do the title, scope and purpose match that of the current draft? Yes
Why is an extension required? Work is in final stages of Working Group letter ballot. It has passed with a substantial margin and been recirculated once. Sponsor Ballot may begin as soon as Sept 2008 but may not begin until November 2008 depending on number of additional recirculations needed for unsatisfied NO's. Project completion and submission to RevCom is expected in
March 2009.
Document Development Information:
a. What date did you begin writing the first draft? 2005-07-15
b. How many people are actively working on the project? 25
c. How many times a year does the working group meet:
1. In person? 6
2. Via teleconference? 12
d. How many times a year is a draft circulated to the working group via electronic means? 6
e. What percentage of the Draft is stable? 99%
f. How many significant work revisions has the Draft been through? 2
Project Plan:
When will IEEE sponsor balloting begin? 2008-09-15
When do you estimate that the final IEEE Sponsor ballot will be completed? 2009-03-15
When do you expect to submit the proposed standard to RevCom? 2009-03-15
Will this document be adopted by another source? Do not know at this time
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Bob Heile, Ph.D
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Chair, IEEE 802.15 Working Group on Wireless Personal Area Networks
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