Payline Evaluation: DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2) Preliminary Event 2

Highlights from the Payline Evaluation conducted at SC2’s Preliminary Event #2, which ultimately determined who won $750K prizes. The Payline tested whether SC2’s AI-enabled radios could autonomously manage spectrum more efficiently than today’s status quo of manually dividing spectrum.

Extended Highlights: DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2) Preliminary Event 2

On December 12, 2018, DARPA held the second preliminary event of the Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2) – the world’s first collaborative machine-intelligence competition aimed at overcoming spectrum scarcity. Fifteen teams represented by members from across the academic, commercial, and defense landscapes gathered at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) to pit their intelligent radio designs against each other in a head-to-head competition. At the event’s conclusion, six of the eight top-scoring teams walked away with $750,000 each in prize money. While not all competitors received interim prizes, all 15 teams have the opportunity to move on to the next stage and compete in the 2019 Spectrum Collaboration Challenge grand finale, which will be held in conjunction with MWC19 Los Angeles, in partnership with CTIA, on October 23, 2019.

Teaser: DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2) Finale

In a world where the fuel of modern society is information, with surging data demand and proliferation of wireless devices, the looming scarcity of RF spectrum threatens our future of connectivity…

DARPA’s Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2) presents the opportunity to unlock the true potential of the RF spectrum. It asks a vital question: Can AI replace a century-old manual approach to managing our finite RF spectrum?

Fifteen teams remain in the SC2 competition, which now enters its third year and moves closer to the finale, which will be held at one of the country’s largest annual technology and telecommunications shows – MWC19 Los Angeles. The SC2 championship event will be held on the keynote stage of MWC19 Los Angeles on October 23, 2019.

At the conclusion of SC2, three teams will be awarded $2 million, $1 million, and $750,000, respectively, for first, second, and third place.

Spectrum Collaboration Challenge

Highlights: DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2) Preliminary Event 2

On December 12, 2018, DARPA held the second preliminary event of the Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2) – the world’s first collaborative machine-intelligence competition aimed at overcoming spectrum scarcity. Fifteen teams represented by members from across the academic, commercial, and defense landscapes gathered at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) to pit their intelligent radio designs against each other in a head-to-head competition. At the event’s conclusion, six of the eight top-scoring teams walked away with $750,000 each in prize money. While not all competitors received interim prizes, all 15 teams have the opportunity to move on to the next stage and compete in the 2019 Spectrum Collaboration Challenge grand finale, which will be held in conjunction with MWC19 Los Angeles, in partnership with CTIA, on October 23, 2019.

Spectrum Collaboration Challenge