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Company Information:

Name: Emerson & Stern Associates Inc
Address: 10150 Sorrento Valley Rd
Suite 210
San Diego, CA 92121
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $752,234.00 17
SBIR Phase II $2,532,128.00 7

Award List:

THERE ARE TWO GENERAL TYPES OF SPEECH RECOGNIZERS AVAILABLE FOR USE WITH CHILDREN; SPEAKER-INDEPENDENT SYSTEMS WITH A LIMITED VOCABULARY DESIGNED FOR USE WITH COMPUTER GAMES, AND SPEAKER-DEPENDENT DEVICES WITH LARGER VOCABULARIES THAT MUST BE "TRAINED"

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1983 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Dr. sandra e. hutchins
Award Amount: $39,000.00
Abstract:
There are two general types of speech recognizers available for use with children; speaker-independent systems with a limited vocabulary designed for use with computer games, and speaker-dependent devices with larger vocabularies that must be "trained" by users. neither is adequate for educational… More

LEXICAL ANALYSIS TO ENHANCE MAN-MACHINE INTERACTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Ms. Sandra E. Hutchins , Technical Director
Award Amount: $28,556.00

COMPUTERIZED WRITTEN COMMUNICATION FOR THE DEAF

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: S.e. Hutchins , Technical Director
Award Amount: $50,000.00

LEXICAL ANALYSIS TO ENHANCE MAN-MACHINE INTERACTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Ms. Sandra E. Hutchins , Technical Director
Award Amount: $223,446.00
Abstract:
One of the biggest barriers to effective and wide spread use of computers by non-computer-specialists is the need for users to interact with computers in "computerese" rather than english. additionally, the lack of standard software modules that "understand" natural language hampers the development… More

THE PURPOSE OFTHIS RESEARCH EFFORT IS TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING BILINGUAL TEXT ANALYSIS SOFTWARE AS A TOOL TO ASSIST IN TEACHING ENGLISH WRITING SKILLS TO NON -NATIVE SPEAKERS.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Dr. sandra e. hutchins
Award Amount: $30,000.00
Abstract:
The purpose ofthis research effort is to determine the feasibility of using bilingual text analysis software as a tool to assist in teaching english writing skills to non -native speakers. since spanish is the vative language predominantly spoken by students enrolled in bilingual prl programs in… More

SPEECH RECOGNITION IN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL (ATC) (NOISE, MULTIPLE VOICES) AND PSYCHOLOGICAL OR PHYSICAL STRESS (PEAK TRAFFIC PERIODS, COLDS), WHILE MEETING THE NEED OF ERROR-RESISTANT OPERATION.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,608.00
Abstract:
Speech recognition in air traffic control (atc) (noise, multiple voices) and psychological or physical stress (peak traffic periods, colds), while meeting the need of error-resistant operation. a successful design that "captures" the information already communicated verbally, however, would save… More

ALTHOUGH MEMBERS OF THE LINGUISTIC AND SPEECH RECOGNITION COMMUNITIES RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF SUPRASEMENTALS (DURATION, INTENSITY, AND FUNDAMENTAL FREQUENCY OR PITCH) INUNDERSTANDING THE SPEECH CODE, THERE IS RELATIVELY LITTLE QUANTIFIABLE DATA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Sandra e hutchins phd , PARTNER & TECH DIR
Award Amount: $40,000.00
Abstract:
Although members of the linguistic and speech recognition communities recognize the importance of suprasementals (duration, intensity, and fundamental frequency or pitch) inunderstanding the speech code, there is relatively little quantifiable data available, particularly on pitch. emerson & stern… More

ENGLISH-WRITING SOFTWARE FOR ESL STUDENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Dr Sandra E Hutchins
Award Amount: $30,000.00

REHABILITATIVE SOFTWARE FOR HEAD TRAUMA VICTIMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Sandra E. Hutchins , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00

COMPUTERIZED WRITTEN COMMUNICATION FOR THE DEAF

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: S.e. Hutchins , Technical Director
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
The members of the deaf community in the united states are isolated from both the hearing population and each other. a primary cause of this isolation is the absence of a commonly accepted written form of american sign language (asl). a recently devised symbol set, called sign writing (r), has been… More

REHABILITATIVE SOFTWARE FOR HEAD TRAUMA VICTIMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Sandra E. Hutchins , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
Each year there are 70,000 new head trauma victims whose primary medical and long-term rehabilitation costs place tremendous financial burdens on their families. the need is great for low-cost rehabilitation tools that can be used in the home to supplement and phase i of this effort will explore the… More

ENGLISH-WRITING SOFTWARE FOR ESL STUDENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator: Dr Sandra E Hutchins
Award Amount: $220,000.00
Abstract:
Students in english as a second language programs come from diverse language backgrounds, with spanish and combined asian languages representing over 90% of those backgrounds. writing, the most daunting aspect of learning another language, is a skill that demands individualized instructionand… More

SIGNAL PROCESSING FOR IMPROVING SPEECH IMIRMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $30,000.00

SIGNAL PROCESSING FOR IMPROVING SPEECH IMIRMENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: ED
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $219,984.00
Abstract:
The long-tern goal of phase i and phase ii research is to provide a new tool for speech therapy based on the display of vocal tract cross-sections. the signal processing approaches under investigation are based on speech recognition techniques. this system would permit users to see in a concrete,… More

COMPUTER ANIMATED SIGN SYNTHESIS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The long-term goal of phase i and phase ii research is to provide an innovative technology for synthesizing sign language based on the translation of the written form of a sign into abstract formational components -- handshapes, locations, movements -- and the compilation of graphic animations from… More

REMEDIAL WRITING SOFTWARE OR THE LEARNING DISABLED

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00

WRITING SOFTWARE FOR THE DEAF

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $50,000.00

REMEDIAL WRITING SOFTWARE OR THE LEARNING DISABLED

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $425,075.00
Abstract:
The overall goal of this effort is to develop an effective software tool for remediating the types of writing problems specific to the learning disabled population. the phase i research will focus on the modification of write and proof, a word processing program with the capability of checking… More

VOICE I/O FOR FLIGHT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Dr S E Hutchins
Award Amount: $49,649.00
Abstract:
This effort is intended to demonstrate the feasibility of designing a voice i/o (input/output) system suitable for application in the cockpit of a commercial aircraft for the purpose of facilitating interaction with a sophisticated flight management system. the ultimate system needs to incorporate… More

WRITING SOFTWARE FOR THE DEAF

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $443,623.00
Abstract:
The overall goal of this effort is to develop an effective software tool for addressing the types of writing problems specific to the deaf population. the phase i research will focus on the modification of write this way, a word processing program with the capability of checking spelling and grammar… More

NOISE ADAPTIVE TECHNIQUES FOR TACTICAL SPEECH RECOGNIZERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: S Hutchins , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $55,777.00
Abstract:
The purpose of this research effort is to develop a prototype tactical speech recognizer by modifying and extending emerson & stern's current technologies for speaker-independent (i.e. no training), continuous speech recognition, including its existing stress resistance, noise-tracking and… More

REMOTE VOICE INTERFACE FOR COMPUTER CONTROL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Sandra E. Hutchins
Award Amount: $49,805.00
Abstract:
After many years of research, speech recognition is becoming practical. emerson & stern recently introduced soliloquy (stabilizer) voice interface software, which meetsmany of the market's demands for speaker-independent, natural language, continuous speech input. since soliloquy's unique approach… More

AUTOMATIC SPEECH RECOGNITION TO ENHANCE COMPLIANCE WITH ANTIHYPERTENSIVE DRUGS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Sandra E Hutchins
Award Amount: $49,839.00
Abstract:
The goal of this application is an interactive, computer-mediated, telephone monitoring system that uses automatic speech recognition (asr) to improve blood pressure controlling hypertensive patients by improving physician monitoring and patient compliance with antihypertensive drug regimens. the… More

VOICE-ACTIVATED PHONE FOR THE SPINAL CORD-INJURED

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Sandra E Hutchins
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The long-term objective of this research in phase i and phase ii is to develop a speaker-independent, voice-activated telephone interface for use by quadriplegics and others, with the innovative capability of handling speech produced by people who require ventilators. specific objectives include:… More