IEEE P802.11 - TASK GROUP BF (WLAN SENSING) - MEETING UPDATE


Status of Project IEEE 802.11bf

Leadership

ChairTony Xiao Han (Huawei)
Vice Chair Sang Kim (LG Electronics)
Vice Chair Assaf Kasher (Qualcomm)
Secretary Leif Wilhelmsson (Ericsson)
Technical Editor Claudio Da Silva (Intel)


Background

802.11bf is a new Task Group about WLAN sensing within the IEEE 802.11 working group.

WLAN sensing is the use, by a WLAN sensing capable STA(s), of received WLAN signals to detect feature(s) of an intended target(s) in a given environment.


Goals (Derived from PAR)

Task Group bf is expected to develop an amendment that defines modifications to the IEEE 802.11 medium access control layer (MAC) and to the Directional Multi Gigabit (DMG) and enhanced DMG (EDMG) PHYs to enhance Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) sensing (SENS) operation in license-exempt frequency bands between 1 GHz and 7.125 GHz and above 45 GHz.

This amendment enables:


Task Group Documents

Documents link
Project Authorization Request (PAR) 11-19/2103r11   (Last update:  July 2020)
Critera for Standards Development (CSD) 11-20/0042r6     (Last update:  July 2020)
TGbf Selection Procedure Document 11-20/1812r0    (Last update:  November 2020)
TGbf Functional Requirements Document (FRD) 11-20/1813r0    (Last update:  November 2020)
TGbf Spec Framework Document (SFD) 11-21/0504r1    (Last update:  May 2021)
TGbf Use Cases document 11-20/1712r2    (Last update:  January 2021)


Timeline

MILESTONE TIME
Project Authorization Request approved Sep 2020
First Task Group Meeting Oct 2020
Draft 0.1 of the amendment Jan 2022
Initial Letter Ballot (D1.0) Jul 2022
Recirculation LB (D2.0) Jan 2023
Recirculation LB (D3.0) May 2023
Initial SA Ballot (D4.0) Sep 2023
Final 802.11 Working Group approval July 2024
Final 802 EC approval July 2024
RevCom and SASB approval Sep 2024


May 2021, electronic (teleconference) interim meeting

Main documents

Achievements


March 2021, electronic (teleconference) plenary meeting

Main documents

Achievements


January 2021, electronic (teleconference) interim meeting

Main documents

Achievements


November 2020, electronic (teleconference) plenary meeting

Main documents

Achievements


USEFUL LINKS TO OTHER SITES:

IEEE P802.11 WLANs RELATED

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