ABSTRACT

DARPA Network Challenge: Project Report   [open pdf - 406KB]

"On December 5, 2009, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Network Challenge conducted the DARPA Network Challenge (DNC), a social network mobilization experiment to identify distributed mobilization strategies and demonstrate how quickly a challenging geolocation problem could be solved by crowd‐sourcing. Ten numbered, 8‐foot, red balloons were simultaneously launched and moored in parks across the contiguous United States. The first person to report to DARPA the correct locations of all ten balloons was awarded a $40,000 prize. The event was announced by Dr. Regina E. Dugan, DARPA Director, in a speech on October 29, 2009 at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), during a celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Internet and the first remote log‐in on the ARPANET."

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2010-02-16
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DARPA: http://www.darpa.mil/
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