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Intelligent Hearing Protection and Communication System with Speech Enhancement…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N111-011-1465
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N111-011
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
Intelligent Automation, Inc.
15400 Calhoun Drive suite 400 Rockville, MD 20855-2735
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Intelligent Hearing Protection and Communication System with Speech Enhancement and Situational Awareness
Agency: DOD
Contract: N68335-11-C-0317
Award Amount: $80,000.00
 

Abstract:

In the U.S. military rotary-wing aviation setting such as heavy lift helicopters, pilots are exposed to severe cabin noise produced by the aircraft. Noise level in these helicopters exceeding safe limits assessed in accordance with limits set in DODI 6055.12 may lead to degraded speech intelligibility and has the potential for permanent hearing loss. Most of current technologies indiscriminately block or cancel ambient noises, and the situational awareness is sacrificed. In this proposal, Intelligent Automation, Inc. proposes an intelligent hearing protection and communication system with speech intelligibility and SA enhancements. The key innovation of the proposed approach is to selectively cancel the target noise from the environmental acoustic signal while maintaining situational awareness, and enhance the uplink speech signal of the pilots in order to improve speech intelligibility.

Principal Investigator:

Roger Xu
Vice President of R&D
(301) 294-5242
hgxu@i-a-i.com

Business Contact:

Mark James
Director, Contracts and P
(301) 294-5221
mjames@i-a-i.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Intelligent Automation, Inc.
15400 Calhoun Drive Suite 400 Rockville, MD -

EIN/Tax ID: 521497192
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No