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.

The Management Steering Committee (MSC) was formed to empower decisions that involve aspects of the entire organization to be made by the membership without recourse to the Board of Directors. The MSC is designed to facilitate inter-working group communication and coordination, reducing the load on the Board of Directors (BoD).

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

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:

  • 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.