Speech Recognition System
There is a need for a speech recognition system that is a
potential enhancement to the pilot-vehicle interface. It is also a candidate for use with
virtually any computerized system requiring a human speech interface, including
telerobotics for handling of hazardous materials, and allowing the physically handicapped
to use a computer. Smiths Industries Aerospace needed Air Force Research Laboratory Air
Vehicles Directorate (AFRL/VA) help to evaluate performance strengths and weaknesses
together with recommendations for improvement.
AFRL/VA scientists created software to evaluate speech
recognition systems for the USAF. Smiths Industries Aerospace wanted to apply this
technology to the aviation industry. The company expects to increase Research and
Development (R&D) knowledge, to foster commercial sources for future military
application, to participate in a commercial strategy which complements potential USAF
research goals, and to provide insight into manufacturing areas deemed important to USAF
- The Speech Recognition System has
dual-use potential as an operational system.
- The technology has additional market opportunity in the automobile, railway,
naval transportation industries as well as medical, law enforcement, and security.
- This system is potentially applicable to both military and civil
- Smiths Industries Aerospace will benefit by the use of this system in its
existing business, as well as allowing expansion into related commercial markets, which
will enhance Smiths proprietary product line and profitability.
If you have any questions about this Cooperative Research and Development
Agreement or are interested in getting more information about technology
transfer and CRADA projects, please contact Jim Singer at Wright
Technology Network (937) 253-0217 or CRADA@wtn.org
- The Cooperative Research and
Development Agreement (CRADA) is complete.
- Smiths expects to use this speech recognition technology in the new European
Fighter Aircraft (EFA).
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