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Scenario normalization techniques - inline stepper coordinator design

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2 Author(s)
Sheng-Luen Chung ; Dept. of Electr. Eng., Nat. Taiwan Univ. of Sci. & Technol., Taiwan ; MuDer Jeng

In this paper, the scenario normalization technique is addressed, which is very useful in the context of generic equipment control, where an equipment-control system (ECS) is to control several pieces of equipment, possibly of different types. This paper begins with a background introduction to a photolithographic cell and the concept of generic equipment control adopted in semiconductor fabs. The concept of message modulation that translates in semantics context the sequence flows between the high-level ECS and the low-level equipment is presented. The main idea relies on the operational scenarios modeling by the sequence diagram; message translation based on semantics analysis; the derivation of production rules and the implementation of them on an event-triggering platform. Scenarios, thus obtained and presented to the high-level ECS by the coordinator, are then in compliance with the normalized scenario as required by the generic equipment controller. The significance of the proposed normalization techniques has the following implication: when different equipment are included in a cell operation, it is not necessary to rewrite control programs but to add relatively simpler transformation sequences enabling the use of the standard ECS function. From the control point of view, the controlled systems of stepper and track can be modeled as discrete event dynamic ones if operation coordination is considered.

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Robotics & Automation Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:11 ,  Issue: 3 )