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Virtual metrology algorithm for TFT-LCD manufacutring process

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2 Author(s)
Bi-Qi Sheng ; Sch. of Electr. & Inf. Eng., Jiangsu Univ., Zhenjiang, China ; Tian-Hong Pan

In TFT-LCD manufacturing process, virtual metrology (VM) model is often employed to predict product's quality variables using sensor variables. However, modern industrial processes are usually equipped with a large number of sensors that provide process variables data such as pressure, temperature, spectroscopic signals, heat or power supplied, etc. So, how to design a validated VM model is the key problem. In this paper, a novel approach is presented to overcome the problem of high dimensionality and collinearity in the process variables data. Firstly, canonical correlation analysis is used to overcome the collinearity of the variables measured or quality variables. Moving time window is also considered to resolve the process uncertainty. For the purpose of reducing computation cost, a reliance index is developed to determine the frequency of model's parameters updating. Superiority of the proposed model is also presented when it applied to an industrial sputtering process.

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Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery (FSKD), 2011 Eighth International Conference on  (Volume:4 )

Date of Conference:

26-28 July 2011