LAS VEGAS, March 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- DARPA today announced the newest of its Grand Challenges, one designed to ensure that the exponentially growing number of military and civilian wireless devices will have full access to the increasingly crowded electromagnetic spectrum. The agency's Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2) will reward teams for developing smart systems that collaboratively, rather than competitively, adapt in real time to today's fast-changing, congested spectrum environment—redefining the conventional spectrum management roles of humans and machines in order to maximize the flow of radio frequency (RF) signals. DARPA officials unveiled the new Challenge before some 8000 engineers and communications professionals gathered in Las Vegas at Penton's International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE).
"Dynamic spectrum systems represent a new technology paradigm that promises improved spectrum access," said Gregg Herring, Vice President/Market Leader for Penton's Public Infrastructure Group. "We're thrilled that DARPA has chosen to make this announcement in conjunction with our event."
To learn more about the Spectrum Collaboration Challenge, please visit DARPA's web site at www.darpa.mil/news
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