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Multiple Vocoder Translation Software Application

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
82848
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N072-135-0211
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ARCON CORP.
260 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA 02451 1080
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Multiple Vocoder Translation Software Application
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00039-07-C-0084
Award Amount: $69,999.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed study considers the translation between speech vocoders of both wave form and parametric types. Transcoding and tandem methods of translation are proposed for the various codec pairs. The special case of multi-user conferencing scenarious with a variety of different codecs is considered. A methodology for the translation between different speech compression methods is developed. This methodology is used in the development and implementation of a parametric codec to parametric codectranslation.The minimization of degredation to the speech communication is considered with special emphasis placed on intelligibility. At the same time an effort is made to minimize the complexity of the translation. Specific subjective test methodologies are proposed to evaluate the degredation. The implementations are modeled and their complexities are measured.

Principal Investigator:

John D. Tardelli
Director, Digital Speech Processing
7819330069
jdtardelli@arcon.com

Business Contact:

James Brunelle
VP Finance
7818903330
jeb@arcon.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ARCON CORP.
260 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA 02451

EIN/Tax ID: 042275620
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No