Accession Number : ADA116054

Title :   A Conversational Test for Comparing Voice Systems Using Working Two-Way Communication Links.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Schmidt-Nielsen,A ; Everett,S S

PDF Url : ADA116054

Report Date : 11 Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : A conversational test using live two-way communications provides a measure of the actual usability of voice systems, especially when voice quality is degraded. A conversational test developed at NRL was compared with two other communicability tests in a series of experiments using a variety of digital voice processors with data rates from 800 to 32,000 bps. All three tests ranked the voice processors very similarly, but they did not discriminate equally well among different processors. Other advantages and disadvantages of conversational test methods are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Voice communications, *Two way transmission, *Speech analysis, Speech articulation, Communication and radio systems, Discriminators, Data rate, Communication equipment, Hearing, Digital systems, Degradation, Comparison, Test and evaluation, Vocoders, Telephone equipment, Radio links, Test facilities, Reliability, Validation, Test methods

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Voice Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE