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A Novel and High Performance Noise Cancellation Device for Battlefield…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
92413
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-024-0476
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SIGNAL PROCESSING INC
13619 VALLEY OAK CIR ROCKVILLE, MD 20850-3572
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: A Novel and High Performance Noise Cancellation Device for Battlefield Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-09-C-0300
Award Amount: $80,000.00
 

Abstract:

We propose a novel, high performance, and standalone system for improving close air support (CAS) effectiveness. First, we propose a standalone noise cancellation device (NCD) that can be inserted between the handset and the transceiver. As a result, there is no change to the existing communication system. The NCD is self-powered from its own battery and equipped with a microphone and a digital signal processing (DSP) chip to process the signals from the handset mic and the mic in the NCD. Second, in the NCD, we propose to apply blind source separation (BSS) algorithms to untangle speech from background noises. One BSS method is the Independent Component Analysis (ICA) and another method is known as Adaptive Decorrelation Filter (ADF). Our team has applied both ICA and ADF to various applications. Third, since there may still be residual noise after the BSS stage, we propose to apply a fast convergence adaptive filter to further eliminate the residual background noise. The particular adaptive filter was developed by this team some time ago and can at least double the speed of convergence as compared to a conventional adaptive scheme. The proposed algorithms will be implemented in DSP in Phase 2.

Principal Investigator:

Chiman Kwan
Chief Technology Officer
2405052641
chiman.kwan@signalpro.net

Business Contact:

Chihwa Yung
Chief Technology Officer
3013152322
chihwa.yung@signalpro.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

SIGNAL PROCESSING, INC.
13619 Valley Oak Circle ROCKVILLE, MD 20850

EIN/Tax ID: 134320631
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No