Champions of DARPA

Spectrum Collaboration Challenge


Pioneering artificial intelligence solutions for dynamic spectrum sharing, autonomous wireless network, and more …


Meet GatorWings

Our Technology

We develop artificial intelligence technologies to solve autonomous spectrum sharing.

Robust Wireless Stack

A complete solution for autonomous network assembly and transport over a congested, wireless medium. Nodes automatically discover, plan, and route information through various network environments.

Interference Mapping

Using a combination of A.I. and stochastic controls, our technology can sense and strategize over a wireless medium, mapping optimal paths for wireless nodes through frequency, time, and space.

Hardware Accelerated

Applying FPGA fabric to what it does best - parallel processing - we've offloaded much of the brute-force, front-end radio workload to custom IPs in our SDR. Our techniques for processing diversification significantly improve the overall agility and capacity of our radio nodes.

Open Source by Design

We want to make it easy for future A.I. experimenters to tinker and improve with their own designs on a proven radio platform. Following the close of the DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge, GatorWings will be releasing all source code, tools, and documentation. Stay tuned for more information.

INTERVIEW: DARPA SPECTRUM COLLABORATION CHALLENGE

"DARPA’S Paul Tilghman is joined by John Shea from the competition’s winning team GatorWings to discuss the event and future ambitions."
Source: Mobile World Live

TEAM GATORWINGS TAKES FIRST PLACE IN DARPA SC2

"In the culmination of a three-year competition cycle, Team GatorWings beat ten other teams in the DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2) to win first place, taking home a $2M prize..."
Source: UF ECE Florida News

GATORWINGS TEAM IS ONE OF SIX WINNERS IN PHASE 2 OF DARPA SPECTRUM CHALLENGE

"Following Team GatorWings’ initial top-ten showing at Phase 1 of the DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2) in 2017, the team came in fifth place overall in the second preliminary event..."
Source: UF ECE Florida News

ECE FLORIDA TEAM PLACES IN TOP 10 AT DARPA GRAND CHALLENGE, RECEIVES $750K

"One of the most challenging issues in wireless communications today is spectrum access and management. As more and more wireless devices are brought online, competition for spectrum access intensifies. It has become clear that new paradigms beyond existing spectrum access strategies..."
Source: UF ECE Florida News

Get in touch

GatorWings is led by Dr. Tan Wong and Dr. John Shea of the University of Florida

  • Dr. Tan F. Wong

    461 Engineering Building, Box 116130
    1064 Center Drive
    Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Email

    twong@ece.ufl.edu
  • Phone

    (352) 392-2665
  • Social

  • Dr. John M. Shea

    439 Engineering Building, Box 116130
    1064 Center Drive
    Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Email

    jshea@ece.ufl.edu
  • Phone

    (352) 575-0740
  • Social