Binaural Audio Intercom and Communications System (BACIS)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,890.00
Award Year:
1998
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
36061
Agency Tracking Number:
36061
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4126 Linden Avenue, Dayton, OH, 45432
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
George J. Valentino
(937) 252-5601
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Systran will design and selectively demonstrate (in Phase I), and develop and significantly demonstrate (in Phase II) a system to specifically improve the situational awareness of personnel during military operations. Called BACIS (Binaural Audio Intercom and Communications System), this system utilizes 3-dimensional binaural audio technology coupled with miniature GPS (Global Positioning System) modules and embeddable compass/tilt modules. BACIS will provide intuitive 3-minensional positional audio communications using standard stereo headsets. BACIS will function in one of two ways: (1) as an adjunct to our existing SCRAMNet low-latency, high-bandwidth networking system, and (2) as a stand-alone module for incorporation into other communication architectures. Both implementation methods will utilize a new, highly integrated circuit called the SongBird 3D audio accelerator from VLSI Technologies. We propose to implement BACIS in two form factors: as a PMC (peripheral component interface Mezzanine Card), the smaller form factor, and as a PCI (peripheral Component Interface), a somewhat larger form factor. Systran is an experienced develop of both PMC and PCI hardware products; we are certified to ISO-9001 for such products and we sell them throughout the world. Our BACIS hardware will be complimented with a robust Microsoft Windows NT development toolkit to support BACIS custom applications.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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