Convolutional Autoencoder and Transfer Learning for Automatic Virtual Metrology

Yu Ming Hsieh, Tan Ju Wang, Chin Yi Lin, Yueh Feng Tsai, Fan Tien Cheng

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To ensure stable processing and high-yield production, high-Tech factories (e.g., semiconductor, TFT-LCD) demand product quality total inspection. Generally speaking, sampling inspection only measures a few samples and comes with metrology delay, thus it usually cannot achieve the goal of real-Time and online total inspection. Automatic Virtual Metrology (AVM) was developed to tackle such problem. It can collect the data from the process tools to conjecture the virtual metrology (VM) values in the prediction model for realizing the goal of online and real-Time total inspection. With the advancement of technology, the processes become more and more precise, and better accuracy of VM value prediction is demanded. The CNN-based AVM (denoted as AVMCNN) scheme can not only enhance the accuracy of the original AVM prediction, but also perform better on the extreme values. Nevertheless, two advanced capabilities need to be addressed for its practical applications: 1) effective initial-model-creation approach with insufficient metrology data; and 2) intelligent self-learning capability for on-line model refreshing. To possess these two advanced capabilities, the Advanced AVMCNN System based on convolutional autoencoder (CAE) and transfer learning (TL) is proposed in this work. It is verified that the Advanced AVMCNN System is more feasible for the onsite applications of the actual production lines.

頁(從 - 到)8423-8430
期刊IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
出版狀態Published - 2022 7月 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 控制與系統工程
  • 生物醫學工程
  • 人機介面
  • 機械工業
  • 電腦視覺和模式識別
  • 電腦科學應用
  • 控制和優化
  • 人工智慧


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