A Real-time Demonstration of the Smart Flow System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: N/A
Contract: SB1341-02-W-1140
Agency Tracking Number: 7.08.03
Amount: $75,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Intelligent Automation, Inc.
7519 Standish Place, Suite 200, Rockville, MD, 20855
Duns: 161911532
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Chiman Kwan
 Director of Research & Development
 (301) 222-0466
 ckwan@i-a-i.com
Business Contact
 Marc Toplin
Title: Director of Contracts
Phone: () -
Email: mtoplin@i-a-i.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) proposes to further the development of NIST's Smart Space technology and demonstrate that the integrated system facilitates the interaction of persons with limited abilities in a meeting room environment. Such a demonstration will serve to simulate interest in applying Smart Space technology in real world interaction. Two individuals enter the meeting room laptop computers equipped with 802.11 wireless Ethernet. As each person comes within range, connection is achieved and nodes are established. Following connection, each laptop uploads the identity of the individual. In Phase 1, the identification record will consist of standard text descriptions of an individual (gender, race, etc.) along with a voice print. Each individual will wish to exchange PowerPoint presentations and conduct a verbal dialogue with the others. The PowerPoint presentation for every individual will also be uploaded from their PCs and distributed as requested. Each individual will be tracked as he or she moves around the room. Tracking will be performed both by audible and visual clues. The microphone array will be used to localize all sound sources. If the emitted sounds can be classified using the voice print, every individual can be identified as they are tracked.

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