DARPA’s New Grand Challenge Wants To Address Congested Radio Spectrum

DARPA wants to see machine learning manage spectrum usage intelligently. It will give $2 million to the group that shares the best idea for doing so.(Photo : DARPA) The U.S. Department of Defense is challenging the public to come up with new ways to make wireless devices play nice with each other, as their rising numbers and bandwidth requirement put increasingly more strain on the radio spectrum. The Spectrum Collaboration Challenge is DARPA’s (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) latest Grand Challenge. The Defense Department announced the challenge before a crowd of about 8,000 during the International Wireless Communications Expo in Las Vegas. DARPA will reward a $2 million grand prize to contestants who find ways to empower civilian and military radios to collaboratively adapt to network strain in real time, rather…


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