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VOICE RECOGNITION/SYNTHESIS TECHNOLOGY

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
1979
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1979
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SYNETICS, INC.
555 Edgewater Drive, Third Floor Wakefield, MA 01880
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: VOICE RECOGNITION/SYNTHESIS TECHNOLOGY
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $499,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE TACTICAL ACTION OFFICER (TAO) OR BATTLE GROUP COMMANDER (BGC) IS FACED WITH MAKING DECISIONS IN REAL-TIME WITH A HEAVY RELIANCE ON TACTICAL DISPLAYS AND ONBOARD COMPUTERS FOR TACTICAL COMMAND CONTROL. EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES SUCH AS AUTOMATIC SPEECH RECOGNITION (ASR) AND COMPUTER VOICE RESPONSE (CVR) ARE BECOMING INCREASINGLY SOPHISTICATED AND COST EFFECTIVE. THIS PROPOSAL ADDRESSES THE USE OF ASR AND CVR FOR NAVAL COMMAND AND CONTROL. SPECIFICALLY, IT ADDRESSES THESE TECHNOLOGIES TO ENHANCE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE DECISION MAKING FUNCTIONS OF THE TAO AND BGC VIA THE SHIPBOARD SCREEN DISPLAY. TO THIS END, THE STATE-OF-THE-ART IN ASR AND CVR ARE PRESENTED AND IT IS SHOWN HOW THESE TECHNOLOGIES COULD BE USED TO ENHANCE C2 FUNCTIONS. A PLAN TO UTILIZE THESE TECHNOLOGIES WITH EMPHASIS ON TRAINING AND PERFORMANCE MONITORING AS APPLIED TO A SPECIFIC C2 FUNCTIONS IS CONTAINED HEREIN. IT IS ALSO SHOWN HOW A FACET OF AI (NATURAL LANGUAGE) COULD BE ALSO UTILIZED WITH ASR AND CVR. FINALLY, A PLAN TO DEVELOP A DETAILED SPECIFICATION FOR DEMONSTRATION IS PRESENTED.

Principal Investigator:

William F O'halloran
6179421203

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Synetics Corp.
100 Main St Reading, MA 01867

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