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Portable Bidirectional Speech Translator for Strat

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
74349
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
05ST1-0001
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
APPLICATIONS TECHNOLOGY, INC.
6867 Elm Street McLean, VA 22101
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Portable Bidirectional Speech Translator for Strat
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-07-C-0085
Award Amount: $745,466.00
 

Abstract:

This effort is a continuation of research work for SBIR PhaseI. The objective of this phase is to build prototype units for TranSphere SpeechAmbassador, a Portable Bilingual Speech Translation Device. TranSphere SpeechAmbassador will be a portable, wearable field translation device. It was designed to be minimally intrusive during normal use. It can overcome moderate noise levels and the device can connect to an external speaker for situations requiring extra volume. The design philosophy is to develop a custom, handheld device that will be specifically tailored to the required application: two-way speech translation in a hostile environment. This implies a rugged, battery-operated device that can be utilized with a minimum amount of user interaction. A "portable/mobile" version of AppTek's SpeechTrans System will be ported to work with the Portable Bilingual Speech Translator environment. The Speech Translation process (Speech-to-Speech Translation) is composed of three processes/technologies: Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), Automatic Text Translation (Machine Translation MT) and Text-to-Speech (TTS). The proposed effort under this proposal for Phase II includes the production of five (5) prototype units with the hardware and software components described in the Phase I Design Document.

Principal Investigator:

Mudar Yaghi
CEO
7038211153
myaghi@apptek.com

Business Contact:

Laura Glass
Manager, Finance & Admin
7033942321
laura@apptek.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

APPLICATIONS TECHNOLOGY, INC.
6867 Elm Street McLean, VA 22101

EIN/Tax ID: 541709552
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
BATELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE, PNNL
Battelle, MSIN K7-22 PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352
Contact: May
Contact Phone: (509) 375-6976
RI Type: Domestic nonprofit research organization