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On-line multivariate statistical monitoring of batch processes using Gaussian mixture model

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Tao Chen, Dr Jie ZhangORCiD


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This paper considers multivariate statistical monitoring of batch manufacturing processes. It is known that conventional monitoring approaches, e g principal component analysis (PCA), are not applicable when the normal operating conditions of the process cannot be sufficiently represented by a multivariate Gaussian distribution. To address this issue, Gaussian mixture model (GMM) has been proposed to estimate the probability density function (pdf) of the process nominal data, with improved monitoring results having been reported for continuous processes This paper extends the application of GMM to on-line monitoring of batch processes Furthermore, a method of contribution analysis is presented to identify the variables that are responsible for the onset of process fault. The proposed method is demonstrated through its application to a batch semiconductor etch process. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved

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Author(s): Chen T, Zhang J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Computers and Chemical Engineering

Year: 2010

Volume: 34

Issue: 4

Pages: 500-507

Print publication date: 01/04/2010

ISSN (print): 0098-1354

ISSN (electronic): 1873-4375

Publisher: Elsevier


DOI: 10.1016/j.compchemeng.2009.08.007


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