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INTERVIEW: Ilika plc – Rail Network project already mobilising

Ilika plc (LON:IKA) CEO Graeme Purdy talks to DirectorsTalk about the latest Stereax deployment with Network Rail. Graeme explains more about the application, why this is a good fit with stereax batteries, the development thats needed and when this will all begin.

In this 18-month project, self-powered sensors for monitoring key parameters affecting the performance of the railway infrastructure (load, temperature, shock) will be developed, deployed, tested and evaluated. The sensors will combine Ilika’s Stereax® solid-state battery technology and SCT’s novel ultra-low power sensor platform and will be wirelessly connected to Network Rail’s existing condition monitoring platform. The self-powered sensors will be maintenance free and will generate data 24/7, 365 days per year.

Ilika is a pioneer in solid state battery technology and materials innovation. Ilika’s range of solid state Stereax® batteries includes miniaturised batteries for powering wireless sensors deployed in applications ranging from hostile industrial environments to medical implants. Ilika has also recently extended its roadmap to develop larger format cells suitable for providing automotive power. Its Stereax® products were developed using Ilika’s unique high throughput materials development platform, which it deploys in collaborations with global OEM’s. The platform enables functional materials to be made, characterised and tested up to 100 times faster than traditional techniques, creating robust datasets to enhance intellectual property value, optimise product performance and reduce time to market.