- IEEE Announces Dozens of New, Revised and Reaffirmed Standards and Development Projects

Design of transition facilities for transmission lines and spectrum management in emerging wireless networks among technology areas addressed by new standards

Shuang Yu, Senior Manager, Solutions Marketing
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PISCATAWAY, N.J., USA, 19 March 2013 - IEEE, the world's largest professional organization advancing technology for humanity, today announced dozens of new, revised and reaffirmed standards and standards-development projects. Detailed information on the standards and projects recently approved by the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Standards Board is available at the IEEE-SA Standards Board Approvals Web page.

IEEE 1793™-2012 "Guide for Planning and Designing Transition Facilities between Overhead and Underground Transmission Lines" is among the new standards that have been published. IEEE 1793 is intended to provide previously unavailable guidance that helps utility designers better understand the range of cost, operability, environmental and future-flexibility factors that must be carefully considered in crafting a plan for such transition structures. IEEE 1793 is available for purchase at the IEEE Standards Store.

Also among the new standards that have been published is IEEE 1900.1a™-2012 "Standard Definitions and Concepts for Dynamic Spectrum Access: Terminology Relating to Emerging Wireless Networks, System Functionality, and Spectrum Management Amendment 1: Addition of New Terms and Associated Definitions." The amendment to IEEE 1900.1™-2008 defines terms that have come to be used in the rapidly evolving field of dynamic spectrum access since the base standard’s publication. IEEE 1900.1a can be accessed with subscription at IEEE Xplore® Digital Library.

Recently published revised standards include IEEE C37.121™-2012 "Guide for Switchgear - Unit Substation – Requirements," which is intended to assist in selection and coordination of incoming-, outgoing-, transformer- and transition-section equipment for unit substations. IEEE C37.121 is available for purchase at the IEEE Standards Store.

The IEEE-SA also reaffirmed IEEE 270™-2006 "Standard Definitions for Selected Quantities, Units, and Related Terms, with Special Attention to the International System of Units (SI)." The standard covers definitions commonly used in applied science and technology, as well as related terms that concern systems of measurement. IEEE 270 is available for purchase at the IEEE Standards Store.

Among the standards-development projects that the IEEE-SA approved is IEEE P2030.1016™ "Draft Guide for Designing a Time Synchronization System for Power Substations." With more substation systems using time for event recording, protection and communication functions, time synchronization is emerging as critical to the smart grid. When completed, IEEE P2030.101 is intended to provide guidance for design of reliable time-synchronization systems.

The IEEE-SA also approved a series of standards-development projects that are designed to support plug-and-play, interoperable communications for various medical devices:

  • IEEE P11073-10301-1™ "Health informatics - Point-of-care medical device communication - Part 10301-1: Device Specialization - Infusion pump, General"
  • IEEE P11073-10302-1™ "Health informatics - Point-of-care medical device communication - Part 10302-1: Device Specialization - Physiologic monitor, General"
  • IEEE P11073-10303-1™ "Health informatics - Point-of-care medical device communication - Part 10303-1: Device Specialization - Ventilator, General"
  • IEEE P11073-20201™ "Health informatics - Point-of-care medical device communication - Part 20201: Application profile – Polling mode"
  • IEEE P11073-20202™ "Health informatics - Point-of-care medical device communication - Part 20202: Application profile – Baseline asynchronous mode"
  • IEEE P11073-20301™ "Health informatics - Point-of-care medical device communication - Part 20301: Application profile – Optional package, remote control"
  • IEEE P11073-20401™ "Health informatics - Point-of-care medical device communication - Part 20401: Application profile – Common networking services"

For more information about standards-development projects related to healthcare information technology (IT), visit the Healthcare IT Projects Web page.

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