Speech recognition system for air traffic control
Award last edited on: 3/13/2002

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Arthur Gerstenfeld

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18 Commence Way Suite 4000
Woburn, MA 01801
   (781) 932-5600
Location: Multiple
Congr. District: 05
County: Middlesex

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This project is based on the belief that air traffic control training is indeed a task that could benefit greatly from the addition of speech technology. This proposal is also based on the belief that this application requires very careful integration being aware of the specific limitations and capabilities of the available technologies. We offer both extensive research experience with air traffic control and with speech systems. Our first objective is to identify and install the ITT speech device (continuous speech recognizer) and identify the vocabulary and syntax for the task at hand. Our second objective is to compile actual controller-pilot dialogs and incorporate these into our system. Our final objective is to demonstrate and deliver a feasibility model to the FAA technical center. We intend to work closely with Logan Airport controllers with whom we are currently working on our ATC simulation. It is anticipated that this Phase I project will show feasibility and that Phase II will result in working prototype ATC speech systems installed at several locations. Anticipated results/potential commerical applications of results:As a result of this project, we will supply to the FAA TechnicalCenter a speech recognition feasibility model integrated with atraining air traffic control scenario.

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