User Control for Content Reconstruction in Speech Compression

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-10-C-B403
Agency Tracking Number: A092-067-0532
Amount: $69,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09-067
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
1436 Monroe Ave, Racine, WI, 53405
DUNS: 827890323
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jonathan Pearl
 President
 (805) 259-9665
 sbir@perceptral.com
Business Contact
 Jonathan Pearl
Title: President
Phone: (262) 898-1258
Email: 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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