15.7 Amendment - Optical Camera
Communications Study Group (SG 7a)




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IEEE 802.15 has formed a Study Group to draft a Project Authorization Request (PAR) for an amendment to IEEE 802.15.7-2011 implementing Optical Camera Communications (OCC) enabling scalable data rate, positioning/localization, and message broadcasting, etc. using things like the flash, display and image sensor as the transmitting and receiving devices.

Current Status

The IEEE P802.15.SG7a Optical Camera Communications Study Group is studying applications and technology in support of creating a Project Authorization Request (PAR) for creating a task group to write an air interface standard that supports the transmission of data by modulated lights that can be received and processed via an image sensor.

How to participate

The January 2014 Session of the IEEE P802.15.SG7a Study Group will be in Los Angeles, CA, USA and the March 2014 Session will be in Beijing, China. Information in regards to these meetings can be found here.


We are in the process of collecting submissions that provide a good overview about applications for optical camera communications technologies. Document submittal is simple. If you choose to grow our library of knowledge, please do so using the standard IEEE 802.15 approved templates available here.

Please obtain a valid study group document number and upload your contribution to the document server here.

Please note that submission of copyrighted, confidential or proprietary material is prohibited. Double check for "Confidential" or "Proprietary" boilerplate before you push the "upload" button! 

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