VOICE RECOGNITION/SYNTHESIS TECHNOLOGY

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$499,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
1979
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Synetics Corp.
100 Main St, Reading, MA, 01867
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
William F O'halloran
(617) 942-1203
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE TACTICAL ACTION OFFICER (TAO) OR BATTLE GROUP COMMANDER (BGC) IS FACED WITH MAKING DECISIONS IN REAL-TIME WITH A HEAVY RELIANCE ON TACTICAL DISPLAYS AND ONBOARD COMPUTERS FOR TACTICAL COMMAND CONTROL. EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES SUCH AS AUTOMATIC SPEECH RECOGNITION (ASR) AND COMPUTER VOICE RESPONSE (CVR) ARE BECOMING INCREASINGLY SOPHISTICATED AND COST EFFECTIVE. THIS PROPOSAL ADDRESSES THE USE OF ASR AND CVR FOR NAVAL COMMAND AND CONTROL. SPECIFICALLY, IT ADDRESSES THESE TECHNOLOGIES TO ENHANCE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE DECISION MAKING FUNCTIONS OF THE TAO AND BGC VIA THE SHIPBOARD SCREEN DISPLAY. TO THIS END, THE STATE-OF-THE-ART IN ASR AND CVR ARE PRESENTED AND IT IS SHOWN HOW THESE TECHNOLOGIES COULD BE USED TO ENHANCE C2 FUNCTIONS. A PLAN TO UTILIZE THESE TECHNOLOGIES WITH EMPHASIS ON TRAINING AND PERFORMANCE MONITORING AS APPLIED TO A SPECIFIC C2 FUNCTIONS IS CONTAINED HEREIN. IT IS ALSO SHOWN HOW A FACET OF AI (NATURAL LANGUAGE) COULD BE ALSO UTILIZED WITH ASR AND CVR. FINALLY, A PLAN TO DEVELOP A DETAILED SPECIFICATION FOR DEMONSTRATION IS PRESENTED.

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