N-WEST News #10
December 2, 1998
National Wireless Electronic Systems Testbed (N-WEST)
- IEEE LAN/MAN Standards Committee Charters Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) Study Group
- Second N-WEST Group Meeting Held on November 9-10
- January 13-15 Meeting Called for N-WEST/802 BWA Study Group: DECEMBER 9 HOTEL RESERVATION DEADLINE!!!
- New N-WEST Supporting Companies
- Attachment 1: Tutorial Agenda
- Attachment 2: Meeting Agenda
- Attachment 3: Meeting Attendance
IEEE LAN/MAN Standards Committee Charters Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) Study Group
The drive toward Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) standardization gathered momentum when, on November 12, 1998, the world's most influential network standardization body chartered a Study Group on Broadband Wireless Access. By unanimous vote, the charter was granted by the LAN/MAN Standards Committee (also known as the "802" Committee), an arm of the Computer Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). IEEE 802 publishes standards which define much of the world's wired and wireless local and metropolitan area networks. The IEEE's Microwave Theory and Techniques Society is also backing the effort.
The proposal, presented by N-WEST Director Roger Marks and accepted by the 802 Executive Committee during the 802 Plenary Meeting in Albuquerque, NM, specifies that the group will develop plans for a "specification of interoperable Local Multipoint Distribution Service (LMDS) systems" by March 1999. The group defined LMDS according to the U.S. frequency allocation, but it plans to define a project on the "coexistence of BWA with other RF systems, and extension to other BWA frequency bands, with goal of worldwide applicability," by July 1999. The Study Group, which the 802 Executive Committee named Marks to chair, will hold its first meeting in Florida during January 13-15.
While the Study Group initiation indicates that BWA standards are being aggressively undertaken by the participants, the new Group is inviting participation by all players in the budding worldwide industry. Particularly sought are the license holders and service providers, who are expected to benefit as interoperability standards lead to better, more reliable, and less expensive products.
The slides and streaming audio of the Study Group's proposal are available now on the meeting's web page.
Second N-WEST Group Meeting Held on November 9-10
The second meeting of the N-WEST Supporting Companies was held on November 9-10 in conjunction with the 802 Plenary Meeting.
N-WEST organized a tutorial, attended by over 200 people, on November 9, on the topic Broadband Wireless Access Technology and Standards. The agenda is attached below.
The primary N-WEST working meetings took place on November 10 with the participation of nearly fifty people representing much of the BWA industry. The agenda is attached below.
The slides and reports from the meeting, as well as streaming audio recordings of the presentations, are available now on the meeting's web page.
The meeting attendance list is attached below.
January 13-15 Meeting Called for N-WEST/802 BWA Study Group
The IEEE 802 Study Group on Broadband Wireless Access will hold its first meeting on January 13-15, 1999 in Orlando, Florida. Roger Marks will Chair the meeting, which will also serve as the third meeting of the N-WEST Supporting Companies.
The meeting will be held jointly with:
The primary purpose of the meeting is to prepare an IEEE Project Authorization Request (PAR) outlining plans for a "specification of interoperable Local Multipoint Distribution Service (LMDS) systems." The shared location with 802.11 and BRAN (whose HIPERACCESS project also aims at standards for Broadband Wireless Access) will be an excellent opportunity.
A single registration form covers both meeting registration and hotel reservations. You will need to meet a registration deadline of December 9, 1998 to ensure a hotel room at the group rates. The mandatory registration fee will be finalized to cover costs (estimated at $200). Contact Barbara Smith at 407-724-3724 or by email email@example.com for registration details.
The site of the meeting is:
Grosvenor Resort (http://www.grosvenorresort.com)
Walt Disney World Village
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
407-827 6314 (fax)
Cost per night US$115, double/single occupancy
Reserve rooms using meeting registration form
Please notify Roger Marks of your intent to attend.
This way, he will be able to update you with any late developments.
New N-WEST Supporting Companies
Welcome to the following new N-WEST Supporting Companies:
- Charles Brinkman
- Technical Strategy Associates
Attachment 1: Tutorial Agenda
Broadband Wireless Access Technology and Standards (November 9, 1998)
- Roger Marks, Director, N-WEST, Boulder, CO
- N-WEST Broadband Wireless Access Standardization Efforts
- James Schellenberg, Chief Technical Officer, Nortel Broadband Wireless Access, Winnipeg, Canada
- Status and Evolution of the BWA Marketplace
- David Palmer, Philips Broadband Networks, Manchester, UK
- BWA Standardisation: A European View
- Leland Langston, Technical Director for Broadband User Equipment, Raytheon Systems Company, Plano, TX
- Broadband Wireless Standards: What Systems Need to be Addressed and What Should be Standardized
- Rami Hadar, CEO, Ensemble Communications, San Diego, CA
- Key Issues in an LMDS Air Interface
Attachment 2: Meeting Agenda
November 10, 1998
|8:00-8:10||Introduction||Roger Marks, Director, N-WEST, Boulder, CO
|8:10-8:15||Welcome ||Jim Carlo, Chair, IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee
|8:15-9:30||Existing Standards and Standardization Efforts||Chair: Dr. Amarpal (Paul) Khanna, Manager, Advanced Development, Hewlett-Packard Company, Wireless Infrastructure Division, Santa Clara, CA
|8:15-8:30||Global Standards for Broadband Wireless Access||Paul Khanna, Hewlett-Packard
|8:30-8:45||IEEE Std 802.11-1997 Standard for Wireless LANs||Al Petrick, Vice Chair, 802.11; Senior Manager/Strategic Marketing, Wireless Products, Harris Corp., Semiconductor Sector, Palm Bay, FL
|8:45-9:00||Wireless and HFC: System Similarities||Dr. James F. Mollenauer, Chair, 802.6; President, Technical Strategy Associates, Newton, MA
|9:00-9:15||ETSI Project: Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN)||Jamshid Khun-Jush, Vice Chair, BRAN; Ericsson, Germany
|9:15-9:30||DAVIC Standards Overview||George Hendry, President, Stanford Wireless Broadband Inc., Sunnyvale, CA
|9:50-10:10||Developing Standards for LMDS||Dr. Hady R. Salloum, Director, Broadband Access, Bellcore, Morristown, NJ
|10:10-10:25||Commonality of LMDS and MMDS Standards||Sanjay Moghe, Director, Hardware Engineering, Broadband Wireless Access, ADC Telecommunications, Minneapolis, MN
|10:25-10:35||BWA Standards - MMIC Design View||Edmar Camargo, Manager-Microwave Design, Fujitsu Compound Semiconductor, Inc., San Jose, CA
|10:30-10:50||BWA Standards - Modem Design View||Dr. John Liebetreu, Director, Product Development Engineering, SiCOM, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ
|10:50-11:10||RF Etiquette Requirements for an LMDS Air Interface Standard||Jay Klein, CTO, Ensemble Communications, San Diego, CA
|11:10-11:30||IF Interface: A Spectral-Based Proposal||Jack Van der Star, CTO, Belstar Systems Corp., San Diego, CA
|13:00-16:00||Working Group Meetings||
|13:00-16:00||WG1: System Requirements||Chair: Jay Klein, CTO, Ensemble Communications, San Diego, CA
|13:00-16:00||WG2: Radio/Modem Interface||Chair: Jack Van der Star, CTO, Belstar Systems Corp., San Diego, CA
|16:00-17:30||Working Groups Reports, Discussion, Wrapup||
|19:00-22:00||Preparation of Proposal for 802 Executive Committee Study Group||Chair: Roger Marks
Attachment 3: Meeting Attendance
- Sanjay Moghe, Director, Broadband Wireless Access Hardware Engineering, ADC Telecommunications
- George Fishel, Manager, Information Technology Standards, AMP Inc.
- Zev Bogan, Senior Principal Engineer, mm Wave Products, AMP M/A-COM, Inc.
- Hady Salloum, Director, Broadband Access, Bellcore
- Jack Van der Star, Chief Technical Officer, Belstar Systems Corp.
- James Plante, Vice President, Business Development, BELSTAR Systems Corporation
- Reza Ahy, President and CEO, BNA Systems
- Ray Sanders, Chairman, CircuitPath Network Systems
- Rami Hadar, Chief Executive Officer, Ensemble Communications
- Jay Klein, Chief Technical Officer, Ensemble Communications
- Carlton O'Neal, Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Ensemble Communications
- Jamshid Khun-Jush, Radio Access, Ericsson Eurolab Deutschland GmbH
- Asif Rahman, Product Manager, Wireless Broadband Access Group, Ericsson Inc.
- Clifford Vaughan, Director of Marketing, High Speed Products, Fujitsu Compound Semiconductor, Inc.
- Al Petrick, Senior Manager/Strategic Marketing, Wireless Products, Harris Corporation
- Amarpal Khanna, Manager, Advanced Development, Wireless Infrastructure Division, Hewlett-Packard Company
- Erol Yurtkuran, Senior RF Engineer, Integrity Communications
- John Tremblay, Wireless Products Manager, Intraplex, Inc.
- Shigeyuki Asami, Assistant Manager, Mitaka Laboratory, Japan Radio Co., Ltd.
- Charles Brand, Chairman and CEO, LogiMetrics
- Roger Pandanda, MCS Corporation
- Wayne Pleasant, Assistant Vice President, Millitech Corporation
- Robert Pham, Sr. Systems Engineer, Radio Communications Systems/Public Networks, NEC America, Inc.
- Eli Pasternak, Chief Scientist, Netro Corpopration
- Jung Yee, Manager-Wireless Product Development, Newbridge Networks Corp.
- Jan Hakegard, Guest Researcher, Advanced Network Technologies Division, NIST
- Roger Marks, Director, N-WEST, NIST
- Ignatius Lam, Sr. Manager, Product Marketing, Nortel Broadband Wireless Access
- James Schellenberg, Chief Technical Officer, Nortel Broadband Wireless Access
- Hongming, An, Senior RF Engineer, Nortel Networks Broadband Wireless Access
- Imed Frigui, Nortel Networks
- Imtiaz Bahadur, Product Manager, P-COM
- David Palmer, Product Manager, Line of Business Wireless, Philips Broadband Networks
- J. Leland, Langston, Technical Director, Broadband User Equipment, Raytheon Systems Company
- John Liebetreu, Director, Product Development Engineering, SiCOM, Inc.
- George Hendry, President, Stanford Wireless Broadband Inc.
- James Mollenauer, President, Technical Strategy Associates
- George Todros, Triton Network Systems
- Keith Bromberg, Director of Wireless Marketing, WaveSpan Corporation
- Roland Svensson, Technical Director, Wavtrace
- Andrew Kreig, President, Wireless Communications Association International
Dr. Roger Marks (firstname.lastname@example.org)