Handheld Apps for Warfighters

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-11-C-0026
Agency Tracking Number: 10SB2-0100
Amount: $98,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: SB102-002
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
1408 Sweet Home Road, Suite 1, Amherst, NY, -
DUNS: 360923960
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Chen
 Sr. Research Scientist
 (716) 565-0401
Business Contact
 Rohini Srihari
Title: CEO
Phone: (716) 565-0401
Email: rohini@janyainc.com
Research Institution
Timely gathering and sharing of intelligence information is vital to the efficient execution of military missions. Much of the information collected in the field is impossible to exploit quickly because it is in hardcopy form, and handwritten. A mobile application that is capable of capturing handwritten documents and quickly converting the document image to electronic text will fill a critical need. Once converted to electronic text, the information can be exploited in a number of ways including being converted by machine translation systems, processed by text analysis engines, and indexed by search engines. The goal of this project is to develop a mobile handwriting recognition system. Our approach is to combine the capabilities of modern mobile handsets with powerful backend servers to create a system that meets the needs of a modern warfighter.

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