Task Group m (TGm): Advanced Air Interface
Task Group m (TGm) continued its work in the development of the P802.16m project to amend the IEEE 802.16 WirelessMAN-OFDMA specification to meet IMT-Advanced requirements while offering continuing support for legacy WirelessMAN-OFDMA equipment. Following comment resolution, a new version IEEE 802.16m-08/003r6 of the draft System Description Document (SDD) was authorized. A Call for Comments and Contributions will be issued for review of the SDD draft, and Rapporteur Groups were established to address Relay and Femtocell/Self-organization. Following the first Call for Contributions regarding the P802.16m Draft Amendment, initial content was agreed, and the technical editor and drafting group were authorized to create and issue an initial working document towards the draft amendment. Change requests to the System Requirements Document (SRD) and Evaluation Methodology Document (EMD) were agreed. The TG issued a closing report, with minutes to follow.
Update: The following documents have been updated:
Update: TGm issued a Call for Comments on the draft SD, with a deadline of 5 January.
Update: TGm issued a Call for Comments and Contributions on the Project 802.16m Amendment Working Document, with a deadline of 5 January.
Maintenance Task Group
The Maintenance Task Group is developing the 802.16Rev2 project to revise IEEE Std 802.16. It completed the resolution of comments arising in IEEE-SA Sponsor Ballot recirculation of P802.16Rev2/D7. The Working Group agreed to issue a new draft P802.16Rev/D8 for a second Sponsor Ballot recirculation. With the Sponsor Ballot results standing as 166 Approve and 0 Disapprove, the WG also requested conditional approval from the IEEE 802 EC to complete Sponsor Ballot and send the resulting draft for RevCom approval. The EC request was granted. The WG intends to complete the final draft by the end of January. A closing report and minutes were issued.
Update: P802.16Rev2/D8 entered IEEE Sponsor Ballot Recirculation (3-18 December).
Relay Task Group
The Relay Task Group completed the resolution of comments arising in IEEE-SA Sponsor Ballot recirculation of P802.16j/D7. The Working Group agreed to issue a new draft P802.16j/D8 for a second Sponsor Ballot recirculation. With the Sponsor Ballot results standing as 154 Approve and 3 Disapprove, the WG also requested conditional approval from the IEEE 802 EC to complete Sponsor Ballot and send the resulting draft for RevCom approval. The EC request was granted. A closing report was issued, with minutes to follow.
License-Exempt Task Group
The License-Exempt Task Group completed the resolution of comments arising in IEEE-SA Sponsor Ballot recirculation of P802.16h/D7a. The Working Group agreed to issue a new draft P802.16h/D8 for a second Sponsor Ballot recirculation. A closing report was issued, with minutes to follow.
Update: P802.16h/D8 entered IEEE Sponsor Ballot Recirculation (4-25 December).
Working Group Ad Hoc Committee on Network Robustness and Reliability
Working Group Reorganization Discussion
Related IEEE 802 Activities
Liaison ActivitiesThe ITU-R Liaison Group met through the week and prepared a number of documents, as noted below. For more details, see the ITU-R Liaison Group Report.
Other liaison issues during Session #58 included:
Minutes and Motions
The Working Group Session #58 minutes will be available.
IEEE 802 Executive Committee Actions
The results of the Working Group's requests at the 802 LMSC Executive Committee meeting of 14 November are available.
The Session #58 Document Guide includes references to all session documents. Draft standards are available with a working group password or by purchase from IEEE-SA. Most IEEE 802.16 standards are available for free download via the Get IEEE 802® program. See the 802.16 publication list for details of published standards and drafts.
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