DARPA Announces Transfer of SC2 Colosseum Hardware to PAWR Program

DARPA Announces Transfer of SC2 Colosseum Hardware to PAWR Program

The PAWR Project Office is pleased to share the news that the Colosseum, a massive RF channel emulator used to run DARPA’s Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2), is transitioning to the PAWR Program after a final spectrum competition matchup at Mobile World Congress Los Angeles on October 23. The entire Colosseum will be set up in LA for the championship SC2 event. It includes 128 two-antenna software-defined radios and 64 field programmable gate arrays for testing new spectrum access strategies.

The transition of the Colosseum to the PAWR program means that research will continue on solutions enabling radio networks to autonomously collaborate and dynamically determine spectrum use from moment to moment. The RF emulator will be housed at Northeastern University following the Mobile World Congress LA event, and experimenters will be able to test spectrum theories at scale before extending their research to outdoor testing on the PAWR platforms.

For more information on the Colosseum and the Spectrum Collaboration Challenge, visit DARPA’s program website.

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