Researchers of imec-IDLab and University of Rutgers, both partners in the ORCA project, win a 2nd award of 750 000 USD in the DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge.

For the second time in a row, team SCATTER with researchers from imec-IDLab and Rutgers University (US), have won a prize in the DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge, the world’s first collaborative machine-intelligence competition to overcome spectrum scarcity. Team SCATTER, led by Ingrid Moerman (imec-IDLab, Ghent University), Steven Latré (imec-IDLab, University of Antwerp) and Ivan Seskar (Rutgers University) is one of the six prize-winners of the second phase of the competition and have been awarded with a prize of 750 000 USD. Again team SCATTER team has shown that its wireless network solution with intelligent, autonomous radios is capable to collaborate with competing teams in challenging dynamic environments with high traffic demands. Team SCATTER will now continue in the third and last phase of the competition which will end with a live finale at Mobile World Congress Americas Los Angeles in Oct 2019.

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