Status of Project IEEE 802.11ba

Wake-up Radio (WUR) Operation

Minyoung Park, Chair

Yunsong Yang, Vice-Chair

Leif Wilhelmsson, Recording Secretary

Po-Kai Huang, Technical Editor


In May 2016, the Wake-up Radio (WUR) Study Group was created within IEEE 802.11 Working Group to develop PAR (project authorization request) and CSD (criteria for standrd development) to enable an energy efficient data reception mode that consumes less than 1 milliwatt without increase of latency for the 802.11 standard.(See:

The WUR SG completed developing PAR and CSD documents in November 2016. The PAR and CSD was approved by IEEE-SA Standards Board in December 2016. A new task group TGba has been formed in the 802.11 Working Group to develop an amendment titled "Wake-up Radio Operation".

October 8, 2021: IEEE Std 802.11baTM-2021 published

March 2021: P802.11ba Draft 8.0 approved by IEEE-SA Standard Board

January 2021 (virtual face-to-face meeting)

December 2020

November 2020 (virtual face-to-face meeting)

October 2020

September 2020 (virtual face-to-face meeting)

August 2020

July 2020 (virtual face-to-face meeting)

June 2020

May 2020 (face-to-face meeting at Warsaw, Poland - Cancelled)

March 2020 (face-to-face meeting at Atlanta, Georgia, USA - Cancelled)

January 2020, Irvine, California, USA

November 2019, Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA

September 2019, Hanoi, Vietnam

July 2019, Vienna, Austria

May 2019, Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

March 2019, Vancouver, BC, Canada

January 2019, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

November 2018, Bangkok, Thailand

September 2018, Waikoloa, HI, USA

July 2018, San Diego, CA, USA

May 2018, Warsaw, Poland

March 2018, Rosemont, Illinois, USA

January 2018, Irvine, California, USA

November 2017, Orlando, Florida, USA

September 2017, Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA

July 2017, Berlin, Germany

May 2017, Daejeon, Korea

March 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada

       TG elected 2 Vice-Chairs

o    1st VC: Yunsong Yang (Huawei): Y/N/A = 62/0/1

o    2nd VC: Eunsung Park (LG Electronics): Y/N/A = 60/0/1

       Reviewed technical presentations (17 out of 35 submissions)

o    Started to reach consensus on high-level technical PHY/MAC concepts

       TGba Spec Framework Document will be created based on the passed motions

o    TG passed 16 technical motions and 2 use case motions 

       Updated TGba task group documents

o    Functional Requirements Document ( IEEE 802.11-17/38r2 )

o    Simulation Scenarios and Evaluation Methodology Document ( IEEE 802.11-17/188r4 )

       Reviewed the TG timeline

       Set goals for the May 2017 meeting and teleconference schedule

       Agenda: see doc.: IEEE 802.11-17/193r7


January 2017, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

IEEE 802.11 Wake-up Radio Study Group

November 2016, San Antonio, Texas, USA


September 2016, Warsaw, Poland

July 2016, San Diego, California, USA




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