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Handheld Apps for Warfighters

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Janya Inc.
1408 Sweet Home Road, Suite 1 Amherst, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Handheld Apps for Warfighters
Agency: DOD
Contract: W31P4Q-11-C-0026
Award Amount: $98,999.00


Timely gathering and sharing of intelligence information is vital to the efficient execution of military missions. Much of the information collected in the field is impossible to exploit quickly because it is in hardcopy form, and handwritten. A mobile application that is capable of capturing handwritten documents and quickly converting the document image to electronic text will fill a critical need. Once converted to electronic text, the information can be exploited in a number of ways including being converted by machine translation systems, processed by text analysis engines, and indexed by search engines. The goal of this project is to develop a mobile handwriting recognition system. Our approach is to combine the capabilities of modern mobile handsets with powerful backend servers to create a system that meets the needs of a modern warfighter.

Principal Investigator:

John Chen
Sr. Research Scientist
(716) 565-0401

Business Contact:

Rohini Srihari
(716) 565-0401
Small Business Information at Submission:

Janya Inc.
1408 Sweet Home Road, Suite 1 Amherst, NY -

EIN/Tax ID: 202756644
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No