Accession Number:

ADA231633

Title:

Construction Site Voice Operated Information System (VOIS) Test

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Report Date:

1991-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

The Voice Activated Information System VOIS, developed by USACERL, allows inspectors to verbally log on-site inspection reports on a hand held tape recorder. The tape is later processed by the VOIS, which enters the information into the systems database and produces a written report. The Voice Operated Information System VOIS, developed by USACERL and Automated Sciences Group, through a ESACERL cooperative research and development agreement CRDA, is an improved voice recognition system based on the concepts and function of the VOIS. To determine the applicability of the VOIS to Corps of Engineers construction projects, Technology Transfer Test Bad T3B funds were provided to the Corps of Engineers National Security Agency NSA Area Office Fort Meade to procure and implement the VOIS, and to train personnel in its use. This report summarizes the NSA application of the VOIS to quality assurance inspection of radio frequency shielding and to progress payment logs, and concludes that the VOIS is an easily implemented system that can offer improvements when applied to repetitive inspection procedures. Use of VOIS can save time during inspection, improve documentation storage, and provide flexible retrieval of stored information.

Subject Categories:

  • Voice Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE