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Application of Cortical Processing Theory to Acoustical Analysis

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
62651
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F033-0061
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Acoustic Concepts, Inc.
425 Oser Avenue Hauppauge, NY 11788-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Application of Cortical Processing Theory to Acoustical Analysis
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-05-C-0053
Award Amount: $748,829.00
 

Abstract:

Advanced Acoustic Concepts, Inc. (AAC) proposes to extend its Phase I work in Auditory Cortex based sound classification. During Phase I AAC demonstrated the feasibility and accuracy of a computational model of human auditory processing based upon this cortical theory. AAC also demonstrated the concept by collecting a large number speech sounds and bird calls of various species and appling the cortical model to extract the salient features of the recordings for system training purposes. The system was then tested to determine the accuracy with which it could enhance speech recognition and assign test birdcalls to the appropriate species. In this Phase II effort AAC intends to extend the bird classification capability significantly to handle a much larger number of species and to correctly assign test calls in the presence of noise. After completion of the model development AAC will implement the code in "C" for real time operation. The test bed will be the AAC Birdstrike SPVA adaptation being developed under the parallel Birdstrike STTR. We will also investigate the feasibility of utilizing the cortical model for classification of other sounds such as marine mammals and spoken language.

Principal Investigator:

John Pinezich
Sr. Systems Engineer
6312735700
jpinezich@lio.aacisd.com

Business Contact:

Richard Lawless
Vice President of Operations
6312735700
rlawless@lio.aacisd.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Acoustic Concepts, Inc.
425 Oser Avenue Hauppauge, NY 11788

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF MARYLAND
Office of Tech Comm (OTC), 6200 Baltimore Avenue,
College Park, MD 20742
Contact: Shihab Shamma
Contact Phone: (301) 405-6842
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university