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[802SEC] CALL FOR PROPOSALS for 15.4q Ultra Low Power

EC Colleagues-

A while back the 15.4q Ultra Low Power Task Group issued a Call for Proposals to the 802.15 WG.  To broaden the reach, I would appreciate it if you could pass this along to your Working Groups or TAGs.  For convenience, the PAR scope and need are reproduced following the CFP.


IEEE 802.15.4q TG is issuing a call for proposals. The scope of proposals is strictly limited to those described in the Project Authorization Request (PAR) document 15-12-0386-06-004q-ulp-par.pdf ( Proposals must be submitted to the IEEE 802.15 document server and a notification must be emailed to the TG 4q chair, Dr. Shahriar Emami ( and TG4q reflector no later than November 04, 2013 (23:59 UTC). Any proposals received after that date will not be heard. Proposers are requested to prepare proposal presentations which will be presented to TG4q members. Each proposal should be fully described in MS Office or pdf format. Power point can be used to present the proposals to the group.

Presentations and discussion of the proposals are scheduled at the November IEEE 802.15 Sessions, which is scheduled on November 10-15, 2013, Dallas, Tx, USA. Any questions should be directed to the TG4q Chair Dr. Shahriar Emami (

5.2.b. Scope of the project: This amendment defines an ultra low power (ULP) physical layer operating in sub 1 GHz and 2.4GHz license exempt bands supporting typical data rates up to 1 Mbps. This amendment also defines the necessary MAC
changes required for supporting the new ULP physical layer. The desired peak power consumption for the PHY should be
typically less than 15 mW.

5.5 Need for the Project: Emerging applications in sensor networks demand increasingly small form factor, low power
consumption and low cost solutions. From a power consumption perspective, this amendment addresses solutions making it
possible to achieve a battery life of several years when connected to coin cell batteries and/or making it possible to use
harvested energy sources while meeting the targeted data rates and continuing to support the small form factor, low cost
attributes of 802.15.4.

Thanks and Regards


Bob Heile, Ph.D
Chairman Emeritus & Chief Technologist, ZigBee Alliance
Chair, IEEE 802.15 Working Group on Wireless Personal Area Networks
Co-Chair IEEE P2030 Task Force 3 on Smartgrid Communications
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