PEN-SIZE PAPER CURRENCY READER

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 20896
Amount: $252,299.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1994
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
Po Box 21158, Albuquerque, NM, 87154
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John P Ditucci
 Senior Engineer
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Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
DIFFERENTIATING AMONG THE DENOMINATIONS OF U.S. CURRENCY IS A PROBLEM FOR THE VISUALLY HANDICAPPED. CURRENTLY AVAILABLE DEVICES THAT ASSIST THE BLIND IN DETERMINING CURRENCY DENOMINATIONS ARE RELATIVELY LARGE AND EXPENSIVE. THE PROPOSED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IS A SYSTEMATIC APPLICATION OF PATTERN RECOGNITION AND MICRO-ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY TO DEVELOP A PEN-SIZE PAPER CURRENCY READER. RECENT ADVANCES IN NEURAL NETWORK TECHNOLOGY AND ANALOG VERY LARGE SCALE INTEGRATION (VLSI) CIRCUIT TECHNOLOGY WILL BE APPLIED TO DEVELOP AN INEXPENSIVE DEVICE FOR QUICKLY AND ACCURATELY DETERMINING CURRENCY DENOMINATIONS. PRELIMINARY RESULTS ARE PRESENTED WHICH SHOW THE FEASIBILITY OF THE PARTICULAR NEURAL NETWORK APPROACH.

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