Voice Control Systems for Airborne Environments.
Final technical rept. 5 Jan 76-4 Jan 77,
SCOPE ELECTRONICS INC RESTON VA
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The effects of g-force stress on human voice patterns were investigated with the objective of finding means for making isolated word recognition word devices work in the fighter aircraft cockpit environment. Data were taken in a human centrifuge with SCOPE Electronics Incs Voice Data Entry System VDETS used to prompt and pace the subjects. Data were subsequently digitized and stored for analysis and recognition experiments using the VDETS algorithm with a number of variations. Recognition performance on the centrifuge data was initially poor. Means were found for improving it substantially through modifications to the VDETS algorithm and through preprocessing techniques. VDETS modifications included increased coding resolution, improved segmentation techniques and provision for multimode training. Breathing noise elimination and inverse filtering preprocessing routines were effective. Variations in spectral characteristics with g-force stress were found, but no consistent pattern was discerned. The effectiveness of the inverse filtering led to the conclusion that the major problem was the face mask worn by the subjects, causing a variable element in the acoustic transmission path. Additional work will be required to eliminate face mask effects. Author
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Voice Communications