The Consortium uses a clearly defined structure to conduct business and spur innovation. The Board of Directors, with the support of our legal advisors and Consortium officers, defines our strategic direction, establishes our operating budget, and gives final approval on business decisions and Working Group proposals.

A high level overview of the organization structure is shown below.

• Strategic Direction • Budget• Final ApprovalBoard of Directors• Brand and Logo• MarCom/PR/Website• EventsMarketing WG• Overall Tech Discussion/Decision• Specification DevelopmentTechnical WG• New Use Cases and Scenarios• Functional RequirementsRequirements WG• Coexistence• Spectrum and Regulatory AdviceRegulatory WG• Test Specifications• Certification Policy/Process• Test Labs (ATLs) ManagementCompliance andCertification WG• Use Case Analysis• Specification DevelopmentLocalization Task Group• Use Case Analysis• Specification DevelopmentDevice-to-DeviceTask GroupLegal Advisory(Legal Counsel)• Security Requirements Roadmap • Security Recommendations for Specifications• Methodology to Address Security Certification ProcessSecurity WGWorking Group Steering Committee• Inter-Working Group Communication and Coordination• Specification Release Program ManagementOfficers(President, Secretary, Treasurer)

As shown in the organization structure overview above, the FiRa Consortium has a number of Working Groups (WGs) that collaborate among participating members to address various needs of the Consortium. These WGs include:

  • Working Group Steering Committee

    The Working Group Steering Committee is composed of WG chairpersons as primary members and non-voting Contributor and Sponsor membership level participants. This Steering Committee facilitates in-working group communication and coordination and is responsible for specification release plans and specification program management.

  • Requirements WG

    Examines new UWB use cases, proposes new UWB scenarios, and identifies the functional requirements for each.

  • Technical WG

    Develops all UWB-related technical specifications, ensuring a collaborative yet structured approach to technical discussions and decision-making. Task Groups are formed as needed to support development of specific use cases.

  • Compliance and Certification WG

    Develops UWB test specifications, policies, and processes relating to product certification, and oversees the activities of Authorized Test Labs (ATLs).

  • Marketing WG

    Manages the Consortium’s brand and use of the Consortium’s logos, and guides the Consortium’s external efforts to further UWB-based solutions.

  • Regulatory WG

    Provides technical insights on UWB’s coexistence with other wireless formats and advises on topics relating to spectrum and regulatory issues.

  • Security WG

    Develops and maintains a security requirements roadmap used in the development of FiRa technical and test specifications.

From time to time, FiRa also forms Tiger Teams to address specific short-term requirements of the Consortium and/or Work Groups.