LOKERSYSTEM'S INNOVATION IS A REVOLUTIONARY, SPEAKER-INDEPENDENT, SPEECH RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY THAT MIMICS THE HUMAN AUDITORY PROCESS.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$68,100.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
1985
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
2147
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Lokersystems Inc
50/50 Powder Mill Rd, Beltsville, MD, 20705
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 REUEL O LAUNEY III
 (301) 595-5855
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
LOKERSYSTEM'S INNOVATION IS A REVOLUTIONARY, SPEAKER-INDEPENDENT, SPEECH RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY THAT MIMICS THE HUMAN AUDITORY PROCESS. BASED ON A NASA PATENT FOR WHICH LOKERSYSTEMS HAS THE LICENSE, THE NEW SPEECH PROCESSING METHOD EXTRACTS SPEAKER-INDEPENDENT FORMANTLIKE PARAMETERS FOR SPEECH IN REAL-TIME. THE TECHNIQUE ALSO LESSENS THE EFFECTS OF BACKGROUND NOISE AND SHOWS IMMUNITY TO COARTICULATION PROBLEMS. THIS PHASE I SBIR RESEARCH EFFORT IS DESIGN TO ENHANCE THE EXISTING ALGORITHMS BY INCORPORATING A TMS320 DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSORTO IMPROVE DIGITAL FILTERING. AFTER ADDING THE TMS320, THE SYSTEM WILL BE TESTED FOR SPEAKER-INDEPENDENT RECOGNITION OF THE DIGITS WITH A DATA BASE OF DIFFERENT SPEAKERS. RECOGNITION ACCURACITES OF BETTER THAN 90% ARE EXPECTED. ULTIMATE RECOGNITION LEVELS CAN BE MUCH HIGHERAND WILL BE THE SUBJECT OF PHASE II WORK. USAF APPLICATIONS OF THIS TECHNOLOGY INCLUDE COCKPIT CONTROL AND A WIDE RANGE OF HUMAN FACTOR IMPROVEMENTS TO THE GENERAL MAN-MACHINE INTERFACE. THERE ARE MANY INDUSTRIAL AND CONSUMER APPLICATIONS.

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