Project: IEEE P802.15 Working Group for Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs) Submission Title: Process Going Forward Date Submitted: November 2009 Source: John Lampe, Lampe Consulting / SCE; Clint Powell, Powell Consulting / SCE; Contact: Voice: 650-833-8677 (John); 480-586-8457 (Clint) E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com Re: TG4g Abstract: Possible framework options for the baseline Purpose: Smart Utility Networks Notice: This document has been prepared to assist the IEEE P802.15. It is offered as a basis for discussion and is not binding on the contributing individual(s) or organization(s). The material in this document is subject to change in form and content after further study. The contributor(s) reserve(s) the right to add, amend or withdraw material contained herein. Release: The contributor acknowledges and accepts that this contribution becomes the property of IEEE and may be made publicly available by P802.15. Slide 1
Presentation Purpose Purpose – Fulfill Chair’s action item to come back to the group with the process to follow between now and when our first candidate draft goes to ballot
Where Are We? Final proposals have been presented and are being merged
Where Are We Going? We need to draft a candidate draft standard which is balloted by the 802.15 Work Group, then goes to Sponsor Ballot, then is approved by the SA and published.
How Do We Get There? Finish merging For each of the different proposed PHYs, finish merging the different proposals for the same PHY. Proposals may be slides, and do not need to be technically complete DSSS FSK OFDM Merge resulting proposals into a proposal (which might contain a DSSS option, an FSK option, and/or an OFDM option) with broad support Confirm the baseline (75%) proposal, which may be slides and does not need to be technically complete
How Do We Get There? (continued) One Example of a Baseline Doc 15-05-0172, 802.15.4a PHY Amendment baseline 6 slides to list the authors 3 slides for the technical content of the baseline for a two-PHY amendment with options Agreed at a previous Atlanta meeting
How Do We Get There? (continued) It Could Be This Simple The 4g Amendment shall specify A DSSS PHY option [as outlined in xxx.ppt] An FSK PHY option An OFDM PHY option [other optional conditions…]
How Do We Get There? (continued) Draft a technically complete draft standard from the confirmed baseline proposal May need to look at interoperability / MAC issues such as Device classes Is there a “common mode or modes” between two or more PHYs? Sub-group to work on this? Is there a default mode for a given PHY? If so, is it specified in the standard, or left to implementation / purchaser? Is there a mode scan / discovery method?
How Do We Get There? (continued) Ask the 802.15 Work Group to approve starting the WG Letter Ballot.