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EFFECT OF SPEECH INTELLIGIBILITY ON PERFORMANCE TESTING IN AN OPERATIONAL…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
9862
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9862
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
KLEIN ASSOC., INC.
1750 Commerce Center Blvd. North Fairborn, OH 45324
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: EFFECT OF SPEECH INTELLIGIBILITY ON PERFORMANCE TESTING IN AN OPERATIONAL SETTING
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $292,068.00
 

Abstract:

RESEARCH IS PROPOSED WHICH WILL TEST THE EFFECT OF SPEECH INTELLIGIBILITY LEVELS ON PERFORMANCE ON AN INFANTRY TASK. THE RESEARCH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE FIELD AND WILL USE HOSTAGE, ATTACK, OR DEFENSE SCENARIOS. SPEECH INTELLIGIBILITY WILL BE CONTROLLED THROUGH THE USE OF A FILTERING CIRCUIT WHICH ALLOWS FINE-TUNING OF INTELLIGIBILITY FOR EACH SOLDIER. THE MODIFIED RHYMING TEST WILL BE USED TO CALIBRATE INTELLIGIBILITY LEVELS. THE DEPENDENT MEASURES WILL BE SCENARIO TASK PERFORMANCE AND SUBJECTIVE MENTAL WORKLOAD. THE GOAL OF THIS PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP A MODEL WHICH PREDICTS HOW INTELLIGIBILITY AFFECTS PERFORMANCE AS A FUNCTION OF TASK REQUIREMENTS. PHASE I WILL DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF FIELD TESTING THIS CONCEPT AND PROVIDE AN ELEMENTARY MODEL TO PREDICT THIS PERFORMANCE.

Principal Investigator:

Leslie A Whitaker
5137672691

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Klein Associates Inc.
Po Box 264 - 800 Livermore St Yellow Springs, OH 45387

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