P802.1ACea – MAC Service Definition Amendment: Support for IEEE Std 802.15.6

The scope of this standard is to define the Media Access Control (MAC) Service provided by all IEEE 802(R) MACs, and the Internal Sublayer Service (ISS) provided within MAC Bridges, in abstract terms of the following: a) Their semantics, primitive actions, and events; and b) The parameters of, interrelationship between, and valid sequences of these actions and events.

The scope of this project adds support of the Internal Sublayer Service by the IEEE Std 802.15.6 MAC entity. This amendment also includes technical and editorial corrections in the description of existing IEEE Std 802.1AC functionality.

The need for this project is to enable IEEE 802.15.6 networks to bridge to other IEEE 802 networks.

Current Status

Status PAR approved
Current Draft  D1.1
PAR  Full title: IEEE Standard for Local and metropolitan area networks — Media Access Control (MAC) Service Definition Amendment: Support for IEEE Std 802.15.6
PAR (Approved: 16 February 2024; Expires: 31 Dec 2028)
Editor  Marco Hernandez


Date Document

The above list includes only the latest version of (proposed) dispositions. See the project folder for a complete list. The dates listed are the website file dates; they may differ from the creation dates in the documents.

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