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VOICE I/O FOR FLIGHT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
10440
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10440
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Emerson & Stern Associates Inc
10150 Sorrento Valley Rd Suite 210 San Diego, CA 92121
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: VOICE I/O FOR FLIGHT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
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 (1) A SPEAKER-INDEPENDENT, NOISE-RESISTANT, REAL-TIME, CONTINUOUS SPEECH RECOGNIZER WITH NEAR NATURAL LANGUAGE CAPABILITIES, PREFERABLY ONE THATDOES NOT REQUIRE SPECIAL PURPOSE HARDWARE OR EXCESSIVE COMPUTING POWER; AND (2) A SPEECH SYNTHESIZER THAT IS BOTH EASILY UNDERSTOOD AND CLEARLY IDENTIFIABLE AS "MACHINE SPEECH". THE DEVELOPMENT OF THESE INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES WILL BE BASED ON EMERSON & STERN'S EXISTING VOICE I/O CAPABILITIES FOR REAL-TIME SPEECH PROCESSING; CAREFUL ATTENTION WILL BE PAID TO THE HUMAN FACTORS RAISED BY USING VOICE. WORK TO BE DONE IN PHASE I INCLUDES COLLECTING AND ANALYZING EXISTING VOICE INTERACTIONS IN THE COCKPIT; DEFINING A "COMMAND" LANGUAGE FOR THE SAMPLE APPLICATION OF DATABASE INQUIRY AND RESPONSE; DETERMINING HUMAN PERFORMANCEON THIS COMMAND LANGUAGE AT VARIOUS NOISE LEVELS; ANALYZING SUPRASEGMENTAL DATA; DEVELOPING APPROPRIATE "MACHINE SPEECH"WITH PROPRIETARY TOOLS; ADAPTING EMERSON & STERN'S SPEECH ALGORITHMS TO COCKPIT NOISE CONDITIONS; AND FINALLY, COMPARING RECOGNIZER PERFORMANCE TO HUMAN PERFORMANCE AND THE INTELLIGIBILITY OF HUMAN SPEECH TO "MACHINE SPEECH".

Principal Investigator:

Dr S E Hutchins
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Emerson & Stern Associates
10150 Sorrento Valley Rd #210 San Diego, CA 92121

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No