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IEEE also launches more than two dozen development projects for new and revised standards

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PISCATAWAY, N.J., USA, 21 November 2012 - IEEE, the world's largest professional organization advancing technology for humanity, today announced a sweeping range of new, revised and reaffirmed standards and standards-development projects. To learn more about each of the standards and projects recently approved by the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Standards Board, visit the IEEE-SA Standards Board Approvals Web page.

Among the new standards that have been published is IEEE 1609.12™-2012 "Standard for Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (WAVE) - Identifier Allocations." This standard describes the use of identifiers in the IEEE 1609™ family of WAVE standards, which defines an architecture and complementary services and interfaces that are collectively designed to enable secure, vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) wireless communications. Together, the IEEE 1609 standards are intended to establish a foundation for a broad range of transportation applications such as vehicle safety, automated tolling, enhanced navigation and traffic management. IEEE 1609.12-2012 is available for purchase at the IEEE Standards Store. external link

IEEE 577™-2012 "Standard Requirements for Reliability Analysis in the Design and Operation of Safety Systems for Nuclear Power Generating Stations" is among the revised standards that have been newly published. The standard describes acceptable methods for performing reliability analysis during design, fabrication, testing, maintenance and repair of systems and components in nuclear-power generating stations, in order to demonstrate compliance with industry standards and guidelines. IEEE 577-2012 is available for purchase at the IEEE Standards Store. external link

IEEE 260.3™-1993 "American National Standard Mathematical Signs and Symbols for Use in Physical Sciences and Technology" is among the IEEE standards that were reaffirmed. IEEE 260.3-1993, which defines signs and symbols that are used in writing mathematical text, is available for purchase at the IEEE Standards Store. external link

Among the more than two dozen standards-development projects that IEEE-SA approved is IEEE P1547a™ "Draft Standard for Interconnecting Distributed Resources with Electric Power Systems - Amendment 1." When completed, the standard is intended to establish criteria and requirements for interconnecting distributed resources with electric power systems and amend the existing IEEE 1547™ standard to address updates to voltage regulation, response to abnormal conditions of voltage and frequency and new functionality that has been developed and established as best practices.

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