THE WIRELESS INTERNET AS DEFINED BY IEEE 802 STANDARDS
Roger B. Marks
National Institute of Standards and Technology
The IEEE 802 LAN MAN Standards Committee is developing air interface standards for wireless local area network (LAN), wireless metropolitan area network (MAN), and wireless personal area network (PAN) technology. These standards are enabling the development of an infrastructure for the Wireless Internet. The talk is an overview of the key technologies and their interrelationships. It will also describe the process of standardization in IEEE 802 and the IEEE Standards Association.
Roger B. Marks works for the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He is the chair of the IEEE 802.16 Working Group on Broadband Wireless Access, which was created in 1999 to standardize fixed broadband wireless access within the IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee. (For more information on IEEE802.16, see their website: http://WirelessMAN.org.) Dr. Marks has also served as technical editor for IEEE Standards 802.16 and 802.16.2. Marks received his A.B. in Physics in 1980 from Princeton University and his Ph.D. in Applied Physics in 1988 from Yale University. A Fellow of the IEEE and the author of over 75 journal and conference publications, Marks has received many awards, including an IEEE Technical Field Award (the 1995 Morris E. Leeds Award). He participates in many professional activities; for example, developed the IEEE Radio and Wireless Conference (RAWCON) and chaired it from 1996 through 1999.