MWC_DARPA-5ORCA team honoured at the Mobile World Congress 2019 panel “Spectrum Collaboration Challenge” organized by the DARPA, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, on 27 February 2019
Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2), the latest Grand Challenge sponsored by DARPA, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is the first-of-its-kind collaborative machine-intelligence competition to overcome scarcity in the radio frequency (RF) spectrum. SC2 aims to ensure that the exponentially growing number of wireless devices can co-exist and operate in the increasingly crowded electromagnetic spectrum. In SC2, competitors reimagine a new, more efficient wireless paradigm in which radio networks autonomously collaborate to dynamically determine how the spectrum should be used moment to moment.

ORCA team wins a 2nd award of 750 000 USD in Phase 2 of the DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge
For the second time in a row, team SCATTER with researchers from imec-IDLab and Rutgers University (US), also partners in the H2020 ORCA project, have won a prize in the DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge.
The DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge is the world’s first collaborative machine-intelligence competition to overcome spectrum scarcity. Team SCATTER, led by Ingrid Moerman (Ghent University), Steven Latré (University of Antwerp) and Ivan Seskar (Rutgers University) is one of the six prize-winners of the second phase of the competition. 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 meeting tough traffic demands in terms of QoS requirements (not just throughput, but also latency and reliability). Team SCATTER is now continuing 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.
More information can be found on the DARPA’s Spectrum Collaboration Challenge website: