Mide and Slam Stick Featured as Navy SBIR Success Story
Posted by Steve Hanly at Aug 26, 2016
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."