User Control for Content Reconstruction in Speech Compression

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,998.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15P7T-10-C-B403
Agency Tracking Number:
A092-067-0532
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
Army 09-067
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Perceptral LLC
1436 Monroe Ave, Racine, WI, 53405
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
827890323
Principal Investigator:
Jonathan Pearl
President
(805) 259-9665
sbir@perceptral.com
Business Contact:
Jonathan Pearl
President
(262) 898-1258
wong.renee@tiaxllc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This Army SBIR Phase I effort is intended to examine and document the feasibility of expanding a novel proprietary technique of lossy speech compression that allows reconstruction of a perceptually equivalent signal through the extraction of salient bits of data. This expansion is meant to provide user-input at the stage of extraction from an uncompressed signal. Essentially, this would permit a user to adjust the means for defining the template for reconstruction. We envision four related adjustments, which could be viewed like dials on an old-fashioned ham radio, implemented in this case as software-based controls. Combined, these adjustments would allow an end-user sufficient control over the variables involved to permit reconstructions based on various parts of the signal in flexible relation to each other.

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