IEEE 802.15.3 Task Group 3c (TG3c) was formed in March 2005. TG3c is
developing a millimeter-wave-based alternative physical layer (PHY) for
the existing 802.15.3 Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN) Standard
mmWave WPAN will operate in the new and
clear band including 57-64 GHz unlicensed band defined by FCC 47 CFR
15.255. The millimeter-wave WPAN will allow high coexistence (close
physical spacing) with all other microwave systems in the 802.15 family
addition, the millimeter-wave WPAN will support high data rate at least
1 Gbps applications such as high speed internet access,
streaming content download (video on demand, home theater, etc.).
Very high data rates in excess of 2 Gbps in option will
be provided for simultaneous time dependent applications such as real
time multiple HDTV video stream and wireless data bus for cable
next TG3c meeting will be in March
8-13, 2009, Vancouver, Canada.
documents that have been offered to this group are downloadable from
this webpage, the latest revisions are given.
The Task Group had its 23rd meeting in January 2009 Los Angeles, CA, USA.
resolution of Draft 04 (P802-15-3c-D04_Draft_Amendment.pdf) has been
completed. A total of 8 contributions including comment
resolutions were presented. The modified draft will be sent for the 3rd
recirculation ballot in February 2009. The group has also prepared a coexistence assurance document for cooperative collaboration with
other systems that occupy the same frequency band, such as the IEEE 802.11 TGad.