IEEE 802.15 WPAN™ Task Group 2 (TG2)

Call For Submissions on Coexistence Mechanisms

802.15.2 has initiated a Call for Submissions on Coexistence Mechanisms in MS Word (68KB) to facilitate coexistence of WPAN™ and WLAN devices in the same location.


Letter of Intent: November 1, 2000

Presentations: November 6-9, 2000 or January 15-19, 2001



The IEEE 802.15 Coexistence Task Group (TG2) was established to primarily address the issue of coexistence of Wireless Personal Area Network™ (WPAN™) and Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) devices. The Project Authorization Request (PAR in Acrobat PDF (21KB)) describes the charter and scope of the Coexistence Task Group.  The charter of the Task Group is twofold. First, develop a Coexistence Model, which quantitatively models the effects of the mutual interference of WPAN™ and WLAN devices, on one another, in the same location. Second, to develop Coexistence Mechanisms to facilitate coexistence of WPAN™ and WLAN devices in the same location. This document is the official Call for Submissions of Coexistence Mechanisms. Both the Coexistence Model and the Coexistence Mechanisms are to be documented in an IEEE Recommended Practice.


Coexistence Mechanisms:

There are two classes of Coexistence Mechanisms: Collaborative and Non-Collaborative Mechanisms. If it is possible for the WPAN™ and the WLAN to exchange information between one another then it is possible to develop a Collaborative Coexistence Mechanism where the two wireless networks negotiate to minimize mutual interference. If there is no method to exchange information between the two wireless networks then you can use a Non-Collaborative Coexistence Mechanism. Submissions of both types of mechanisms are encouraged. Depending on the operating environment one technique may be preferred over the other.



If you wish to make a submission and presentation at one of the next two (2) IEEE 802.15 Meetings you need to send a letter of intent to the TG2 Chairperson, Steve Shellhammer by November 1, 2000. Please state in the letter which IEEE 802.15 Meeting you prefer to present at, either November 2000 or January 2001.


The submissions shall be in the IEEE 802.15 format. Templates for both MS PowerPoint and MS Word documents can be found here.  All material submitted for incorporation into an IEEE Standard must meet the IEEE Patent Policy.

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