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Handheld Transcription Device for the Hearing Impaired

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
86277
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
07SB2-0265
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Scientific Systems Company, Inc
500 West Cummings Park - Ste 3000 Woburn, MA 01801-6562
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Handheld Transcription Device for the Hearing Impaired
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-08-C-0227
Award Amount: $99,000.00
 

Abstract:

We propose the melding of various technologies for our unique handheld transcription device for speech and speaker recognition. Our solution will utilize beam-forming coupled with the POCKETSPHINX speech recognizer to provide transcription on the hand-held device. To achieve further reduction in recognition error rate through robustness to background noise and environment conditions we will combine multi-channel signal enhancement techniques such as blind source separation with single-channel signal enhancement techniques such as spectral subtraction and feature enhancement techniques such as cepstrum normalization. An initial design of our prototype transcription device is also presented.

Principal Investigator:

Uday Jain
Principal Investigator
7819335355
ujain@ssci.com

Business Contact:

Jay Miselis
Corporate Controller
7819335355
jmiselis@ssci.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SCIENTIFIC SYSTEMS CO., INC.
500 West Cummings Park - Ste 3000 Woburn, MA 01801

EIN/Tax ID: 043053085
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No