CANE, the Pioneer of Peer-Aware Communications (PAC)

This standard defines PHY and MAC mechanism for Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPAN) Peer Aware Communications (PAC) optimized for peer to peer and infrastructureless communications with fully distributed coordination. PAC features include: discovery for peer information without association, discovery signaling rate typically greater than 100 kbps, discovery of the number of devices in the network, scalable data transmission rates, typically up to 10 Mbps, group communications with simultaneous membership in multiple groups, typically up to 10, relative positioning, multihop relay, security, and operational in selected globally available unlicensed/licensed bands below 11 GHz capable of supporting these requirements.


  • Major Use cases

    • Social networking

      • Geo-social networking (sityation/context aware)

      • Procimity search

      • Personal broadcast

    • Advertisement

      • Broadcast type: kiosk, automatic narration/guide

      • Interactive type: precision marketing, coupons, brochures, mileage, etc

    • User-centric service

      • Gaming, streaming, content distribution, etc

      • Augmented reality

  • PAC Features

    • Fully distributed coordination

    • Service discovery before association

      • Peer awareness

      • A basic requirement for D2D Communications

    • Group Communication & Multi-hop support


Standard contributions

  1. Clustered Random Drop of PDs for Performance Evaluation of PAC (May 5, 2014)

  2. Samsung-ETRI Merged Proposal to TG8 CFC (May 9, 2014)

  3. Performance Evaluation of Fully Distributed Synchronization Mechanism for PAC (May 5, 2014)

  4. Fully Distributed Contention Based MAC Proposal for PAC (Mar. 12, 2014)

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