Midé was recently featured as an example success story for the Navy's SBIR and STTR program. A total Department of Navy investment of $850K into Midé's Slam Stick data logger technology now yields savings on average of $100K per F/A-18 test flight. Below is an excerpt from the SBIR success story (click link to download).
"Slam Stick X provides a compact and lightweight capability to acquire vibration data quickly and easily on any aircraft-reducing aircraft instrumentation costs, flight test costs, and diagnosis time. Slam Stick X is expected to save NAVAIR $3-5M in the four years following its initial procurement. These savings could increase as Slam Stick X is used on additional aircraft platforms and used in other DoD agencies. It will also contribute to reduced operating costs and improve time on wing by shortening maintenance cycles."