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stds-802-16: Report from 802.16 Task Group 1 Session #10.5
To: 802.16 Reflector
From: Roger Marks, TG1 Chair
Date: 14 December 2000
I'd like to give you a quick, informal report from 802.16 Task Group
1's Session #10.5, held on 12-14 December in San Diego. This was a
productive meeting and a lot of fun.
*Attendance (18 people (10 of whom are still here working around the
table at 4 pm!)]:
Yair Bourlas, Ensemble Communications Inc.
Carl Eklund, Nokia Research Center
Andy Ickowicz, IEEE Standards Activities
Robert Johnson, Ensemble Communications Inc.
Brian Kiernan, InterDigital Communications Corp.
Jay Klein, Ensemble Communications Inc.
Don Leimer, WirelessHome
Sergio Licardie, DMC Stratex Networks, Inc.
John Liebetreu, Intersil Corporation
Roger Marks, NIST
Ronald Meyer, Crosspan Network Access Technologies
Glen Sater, Motorola Inc.
Andy Schiltz, Ensemble Communications Inc.
Ken Stanwood, Ensemble Communications Inc.
Chris Tappenden, Nortel Networks
Arthur Wang, WirelessHome
Vladimir Yanover, BreezeCOM Ltd.
Juan Carlos Zuniga, Harris Corporation
Jim Mollenauer has resigned as TG1 Technical Editor due to his new
employment status. I am acting in this capacity.
IEEE Standards Activities has assigned Andy Ickowicz as Project
Editor for the TG1 draft. Andy's first task was to complete the
incorporation of changes approved at Session #10; these changes had
been delayed due to Jim's resignation. Andy began work before the
session. He attended the session, working closely with the members.
He nearly completed the updates accepted at Session #10 and will
complete his work by tomorrow.
*Changes Requested by TG3
A primary purpose of the session was to restructure the document in
response to Document IEEE 802.16.3p-00/56 ("Using the TG1 MAC for TG3
Purposes: Report of the TG3 MAC Ad Hoc Group", by Vladimir Yanover,
Subir Varma, and Huanchun Ye). Further input was provided in two
contributions by Naftali Chayat and Vladimir Yanover:
-Proposal on changes in the 802.16 MAC Reference Model and PHY
-Template for the "PHY Service" subclause
We addressed this topic in three ways:
-In order to isolate the MAC from the PHY, we developed details of
the PHY Service Access Point.
-We revised the document text that included both MAC and PHY
references and divided the content appropriately.
-We restructured the Table of Contents to reflect the new structure,
based on a contribution of Glen Sater. Glen accepted the
responsibility of restructuring the document according to this new
Table of Contents. TG1 agreed to issue a Revision 5 of the document
by 22 December. In accordance with the requests of the IEEE Standards
staff, this version will be designated a Draft Standard; accordingly,
it will be copyrighted and password protected. A Call for Comments
will be issued, with a deadline of 13 January.
TG1 has assigned Clause Editors to be responsible for the editing of
specific section of the TG1 draft. These Editors are:
1 Overview Roger Marks
2 Normative References Roger Marks
3 Definitions Jose Costa
4 Abbreviations and Acronyms Jose Costa
5 Service Specific Convergence Sublayers -
5.1 ATM Ken Stanwood
5.2 Ethernet Glen Sater
5.3 IP Carl Eklund
6 MAC Sublayer -
6.1 MAC Service Definition Ken Stanwood
6.2 Data/Control Plane -
6.2.1 Message Formats Glen Sater
6.2.2 Access Methods Ken Stanwood
6.2.3 Network Entry Juan Carlos Zuniga
6.2.4 Ranging Ken Stanwood
6.2.5 Quality of Service Glen Sater
6.3 Management Plane Carl Eklund
7 Security Sublayer Carl Eklund
8 Physical Layer -
8.1 PHY SAP Vladimir Yanover
8.2 Physical Layer Suitable for 10-66 GHz Andy Schiltz & Jay Klein
9 Configuration File Ian Baragar?/Chris Tappenden
10 Parameters and Constants Phil Guillemette?
11 TLV Encodings Sergio Licardie
A Functional Requirements Roger Marks
Figure Editor Andy Schiltz
Those with questions marks have been nominated by the Task Group but
have not yet been informed of this interesting opportunity. In cases
where a name appears more than once, there is an opportunity for new
volunteers to step in. Please let me know if you would like to
Ron Meyer prepared minutes that I will post.
Thanks to Jay Klein for hosting a comfortable meeting and Ensemble
Communications for generously serving as corporate host.