IEEE 802.15 WPAN High Rate Alternative PHY Task Group 3a (TG3a)

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The IEEE 802.15 High Rate Alternative PHY Task Group (TG3a) for Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs) is working to define a project to provide a higher speed PHY enhancement amendment to 802.15.3 for applications which involve imaging and multimedia.

Current Status

July04 meeting:  Coming into this meeting, two PHY proposals (merged proposal 1merged proposal 2) were once again under consideration as a result of a process "reset" that occurred in May, according to the down-selection procedure, where the remaining merged proposal 1 did not reach 75% confirmation during its second confirmation vote attempt.

An elimination vote selected merged proposal 2, which did not reach 75% level at confirmation vote.  Confirmation "no" vote comments were heard, followed by several contribution presentations.

Looking ahead to the upcoming Sep04 interim meeting, the down-selection procedure will resume with a response by the authors of merged proposal 2 to confirmation "no" votes, followed by a second attempt at confirmation.

Call For Intent/Call For Proposal (CFI/CFP)

  • Call For Intent/Call For Proposal was issued on 03Dec02, the latest version which includes the approved documents from the Jan03 meeting is here or -02/372r8, MS Word (49KB) or via the 21Jan03 2nd notice.
  • Call For Intent (CFI) Respondents
  • Approved, TG3a Technical Requirements -03/030r0, MS Word (1086KB)
  • Approved, P802.15.3a Alt PHY Selection Criteria -03/031r6, MS Word (381KB) 
  • Approved, TG3a Down Selection Voting Procedure -03/041r7, MS Word (105KB)

Call For Application (CFA)

How to participate

  • Participate by attending our Meetings.
  • The TG3a conducts their discussions on their moderated Private Mailing List  You can learn more about the 802.15 Mailing Lists by pointing your browser here.
  • The TG3a Mailing List is converted into an HTML mail archive which can be sorted by date and subject.


Who to contact with questions


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