AUTOMATED COMMAND RESPONSE VERIFICATION. THE FEASIBILITY OF A MARITIME SAFETY DEVICE EMPLOYING THE AUTOMATED SPEECH TECHNOLOGIES

This report describes the results of a preliminary investigation into the feasibility of enhancing maritime safety by employing the automated speech recognition and generation technologies. An Automated Command Response Verification System was designed to recognize the commands issued by the conning officer, to determine what control response is appropriate to the command, to monitor the ship controls in order to determine if the actual response to the command is correct, and to issue an advisory to the bridge when the control response is incorrect. Recognition of the conning officer's commands is accomplished by means of a voice input preprocessor and speech recognition software. Advisories to the bridge are issued verbally by means of a voice synthesizer and related software. The feasibility of the concept was studied in Logicon's Speech Laboratory which incorporated an additional simulated ship control console and indicators. Results of the study indicate that the concept is technically feasible and that further investigation in either a simulated or real operational environment is warranted.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Logicon, Incorporated

    4010 Sorrento Valley Boulevard
    San Diego, CA  United States  92121

    Department of Transportation

    Office of Systems Engineering, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Grady, M W
    • Hicklin, M B
    • Hodges, S D
    • Miller, R M
  • Publication Date: 1977-4-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 82 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155370
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/OS-60179/1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-60179
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1977 12:00AM