Real-time control policy for single-arm cluster tools with residency time constraints and activity time variation by using Petri net

Yan Qiao, Nai Qi Wu, Mengchu Zhou

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Abstract

With wafer residency time constraints, to obtain a feasible schedule for cluster tools is to balance the wafer sojourn time to some extent among the processing steps. However, the wafer sojourn time fluctuation caused by activity time variation can result in the violation of residency time constraint at some step such that a feasible schedule under the assumption of deterministic activity times may become infeasible. Thus, it is a great challenge to operate a cluster tool subject to wafer residency time constraints and activity time variation. This paper addresses the real-time operation issues of single-arm cluster tools. The system is modeled by a Petri net. With this model, a real-time control policy is proposed to offset the activity variation as much as possible by dynamically adjusting the robot waiting times. In this way, an off-line schedule under deterministic activity times is made to be adaptable to certain activity time disturbance such that it becomes feasible. An illustrative example is given to show the applications of the work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2012 9th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, ICNSC 2012
Pages34-39
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 4 2012
Event2012 9th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, ICNSC 2012 - Beijing, China
Duration: Apr 11 2012Apr 14 2012

Other

Other2012 9th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, ICNSC 2012
Country/TerritoryChina
CityBeijing
Period4/11/124/14/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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