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Company Information:

Name: Sharma & Associates Inc.
Address: 5810 South Grant Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
URL: N/A
Phone: (630) 655-4630

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $542,351.53 6
SBIR Phase II $1,297,160.00 4

Award List:

Innovative Solutions to Improve Performance of Railroad Switch Frogs & Turnouts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $97,600.00

Conceptual Design of a 'Tri-Coupler' System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,800.00

Conceptual Design of a 'Tri-Coupler' System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $249,577.00

Advanced EOC Cushioning Units with Electrically Activated Lockout

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $95,872.00
Abstract:
Not Available Austral Engineering and Software, Inc. proposes to develop a methodology and computer tool that uses experimental data to create high-fidelity models for unsteady aerodynamic loading. This approach addresses the need for advanced models that accurately represent loading responses of… More

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Vinaya Sharma, President
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Vinaya Sharma, President
Award Amount: $244,794.00

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,635.00
Abstract:
There is a growing trend towards the use of ¿Car-Less¿ technology, where a rail-car is not needed to transport road-haul trailers over rail: Trailers operate in the usual manner over highways, drive up to a rail yard and transform to ¿rail-mode¿ with relative ease. In rail mode, many… More

Advanced Truck for High Speed Freight Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Vinaya Sharma
Award Amount: $605,175.00
Abstract:
During Phase I of the project, Sharma & Associates, Inc. developed a concept for a high speed freight truck intended for 70-ton, regular freight and bi-modal operation at speeds up to 150 mph. The truck uses a rigid frame and an independent, compliant, primary suspension for its basic architecture.… More

Advanced Truck for High Speed Freight Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Vinaya Sharma, President – (630) 655-4630
Award Amount: $197,614.00
Abstract:
During Phase 1 of the project, Sharma & Associates, Inc. developed a concept for high speed freight truck intended for 70-ton, regular freight and bi-modal operation, at speeds up to 150 mph. The truck uses a rigid frame and an indpendent, compliant, primary suspension for its basic architecture. … More

Electronically Controlled Pneumatic Brake System Emulator Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOT
Principal Investigator: Graydon Booth, Project Engineer – (708) 588-9871
Award Amount: $149,444.53
Abstract:
Migration of the vehicle fleet from the current, pneumatic-only, automatic air brake (AAB) system to ECP presents a significant challenge due to the systems’ inherent operational incompatibility. This project will investigate the feasibility of devices that can help to ease this transition by… More