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Title: Optimal control strategy using linear programming for load disturbance compensation in thermal processing systems
Authors: Ho, Weng Khuen 
Tay, Arthur 
Schaper, Charles D.
Issue Date: 1999
Citation: Ho, Weng Khuen,Tay, Arthur,Schaper, Charles D. (1999). Optimal control strategy using linear programming for load disturbance compensation in thermal processing systems. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 3882 : 24-35. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: An optimal control scheme is designed to improve repeatability by minimizing the loading effects induced by the common processing condition of placement of a semiconductor wafer/photomask at ambient temperature on a large thermal-mass bake plate at processing temperature. The optimal control strategy is a model-based method using linear programming to minimize the worst-case deviation from a nominal temperature set-point during the load disturbance condition. This results in a predictive controller that performs a pre-determined heating sequence prior to the arrival of the wafer as part of the resulting feedforward/feedback strategy to eliminate the load disturbance. This procedure is based on an empirical model generated from data obtained during closed-loop operation. It is easy to design and implement for conventional thermal processing equipment. Experimental results are performed for a commercial conventional bake plate and depict an order-of-magnitude improvement in the settling time and the integral-square temperature error between the optimal predictive controller and a feedback controller for a typical load disturbance.
Source Title: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/81647
ISSN: 0277786X
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