South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

501 East Saint Joseph Street
Rapid City, SD 57701

Corporate Partners

Faculty & Staff

Name Awards Latest
Advanced Materials Technology, Inc.
Tampa, FL
1 07/14/04
Bamboo LLC
Rapid City, SD
1 07/31/08
Gatr Technologies
Huntsville, AL
1 09/13/05
Black Hills Nanosystems Corporation
Rapid City, SD
1 01/01/14
Cynetics Corp.
Rapid City, SD
1 07/01/02
Advintec, LLC
Rapid City, SD
1 06/07/02
S2 Corporation
Bozeman, MT
1 01/01/12
Triton Systems, Inc.
Chelmsford, MA
1 08/23/99
VRC Metal Systems, LLC
Rapid City, SD
1 08/29/16

9 Awards Won

Phase 1 STTR

Firm: VRC Metal Systems, LLC

Institution: South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Agency: Army
Topic: A16A-T002
Budget: 08/29/16 - 02/27/17

VRC Metal Systems, LLC, together with our research partner, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSMT), propose the development of a high deposition rate cold spray additive manufacturing and repair capability for depositing titanium and its alloys. Phase I will baseline current deposition rates, develop expected properties, and produce...

Phase 1 STTR

Firm: Black Hills Nanosystems Corporation

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 STTR

Firm: S2 Corporation

Institution: South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Agency: National Science Foundation
Topic: ES-2012
Budget: 01/01/12 - 12/31/12

This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project aims to use and adapt a photonics based extreme bandwidth RF and Microwave spectrum analyzer as a real-time spectral manager for wireless communication systems. The approach is enabled by a spatial-spectral holographic based spectrum analyzer developed by the STTR team that can have ...

Phase 1 STTR

Firm: Bamboo LLC

Institution: South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Agency: Army
Topic: A08-T037
Budget: 07/31/08 - 02/28/09

War fighters face increased risk in the post 9-11 era of expanding terrorist activity and urban military conflicts. The problem is compounded by complex modern urban areas and modern rules of engagement often preclude the use of wide area offensive tactics. Consequently dismounted forces are called to enter challenging hostile terrain in searc...

Phase 1 STTR

Firm: Gatr Technologies

Institution: South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA05-T021
Budget: 09/13/05 - 03/13/06

A new material and processing technology is proposed that will dramatically reduce the cost of manufacturing lightweight mirrors for optical test applications. Such precision mirrors are also required for surveillance, directed energy, and DoD-sponsored space programs. There is a significant amount of research devoted to developing materials and...

Phase 1 STTR

Firm: Advanced Materials Technology, Inc.

Institution: South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: MDA04-T006
Budget: 07/14/04 - 01/14/05

Advanced Materials Technology, Inc responds to the DoD needs to develop novel polymer-based materials for aerospace mirror applications in missile defense systems. Compared to the current state-of-art mirror materials, polymeric materials will provide considerable weight and cost savings. In order to prevent significant figure error and "fiber...

Phase 1 STTR

Firm: Cynetics Corp.

Institution: South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Agency: Navy
Topic: N02-T012
Budget: 07/01/02 - 02/01/03

Cynetics Corporation proposes to determine the feasibility of using ultra-wideband (UWB) sensors which combine both communications and radar in a single waveform. The Principal Investigator for the proposed research has already converted a UWB radar into a one-megabit per second communications system. That effort lead to an understanding of ce...

Phase 1 STTR

Firm: Advintec, LLC

Institution: South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: BMDO02T-00
Budget: 06/07/02 - 06/07/03

The overall objective of the proposal is to improve performance of polymer matrix composite materials for cryogenic tank applications. The specific objectives of the program are: 1. Determine the effect of cryogenic exposure on PMCs, particularly on the interphase region. 2. Examine failed composite cryogenic tanks at the nanometer-level and hig...

Phase 1 STTR

Firm: Triton Systems, Inc.

Institution: South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF99T010
Budget: 08/23/99 - 08/08/00

Triton Systems, a leading developer of thin film membrane materials for space applications, has teamed up with Professor Christopher Jenkins of the Compliant Structures Laboratory of the South Dakota School of Mines, to address the critical design and fabrication needs of large (>8 meter) deployable space optical systems. Our proposed Phase I ef...