Black Hills Nanosystems Corporation

324 St. Joseph St., Suite 202
Rapid City, SD 57701

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 4
Total Value of Awards $624K
First Award Date 01/01/13
Most Recent Award Date 01/01/14

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Chao Lin Chao 1 Message
Kim Gina Kim 6 Message

4 Awards Won

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: EW-2013
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14
PI: Gina Kim

The broader impact/commercial potential of this project is the commercial availability of the reconfigurable antenna product for the mobile market. The reconfigurable antenna can provide enormous benefits including power savings, improve signal reception, bandwidth, link budgets, reduce drop-calls and improve overall call quality, improved gain/...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA14-022
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14
PI: Gina Kim

Ignition of rocket motors can be performed using low-volt firing components, but MIL-STD-1901A requires mechanical isolation for safety. While traditional safe & arm devices are available, they are relatively large and heavy. Recent progress in MEMS has developed miniature safe & arm devices for low-cost munitions such as 40MM grenade and airb...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 12-1-H8.04
Budget: 01/01/13 - 12/31/13
PI: Gina Kim

The proposed SBIR project will provide a pathway to dramatically reduce the cost of multi-junction solar cells. The project leverages a TRL6 micropackaging process with ~100% yield for cell assembly. Cost savings are critical as space-qualified multi-junction cells render large panel applications prohibitive. The proposed project aims to deve...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 05A-2012
Budget: 01/01/13 - 12/31/13
PI: Lin Chao

The proposed DoE STTR project will provide a pathway for terrestrial CPV (500 to 700 Suns) multi- junction solar cells that will maintain extremely high efficiencies at realistic operating temperatures. The thrust of the proposed project will adapt an integration approach from MEMS to III-V materials grown lattice-matched to gallium arsenide sub...