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


Status of Project IEEE 802.11bf

Leadership

Pro-tem ChairTony Xiao Han (Huawei)
Vice Chair
Secretary
Technical Editor


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

Project Authorization Request (PAR) 11-19/2103r11   (Last update:  July 2020)
Critera for Standards Development (CSD) 11-20/0042r6     (Last update:  July 2020)


Timeline

Project Authorization Request approved September 2020
First Task Group Meeting October 2020
Draft 0.1 of the amendment
TBD ?? ????
D1.0 Letter Ballott
TBD ?? ????
D2.0 LB recirculation TBD ?? ????
D3.0 LB recirculation TBD ?? ????
Initial Sponsor Ballot (D4.0) TBD ?? ????
Final 802.11 Working Group approval TBD ?? ????
Final 802 EC approval TBD ?? ????
RevCom and SASB approval TBD ?? ????


November 2020, electronic (teleconference) plenary meeting

Main documents

Achievements


USEFUL LINKS TO OTHER SITES:

IEEE P802.11 WLANs RELATED

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