Simulation of Semiconductor Manufacturing Supply-Chain Systems With DEVS, MPC, and KIB
Source: Arizona State University
The dynamics of high-volume, discrete-parts semiconductor manufacturing supply-chain systems can be described using a combination of Discrete EVent System Specification (DEVS) and Model Predictive Control (MPC) modeling approaches. To formulate the interactions between the discrete process model and its controller, another model called Knowledge Interchange Broker (KIB) is used. A robust and scalable testbed supporting DEVS-based manufacturing process modeling, MPC-based controller design, and the KIBDEV S/MPC interaction model is developed. A suite of experiments have been devised and simulated using this testbed. The flexibility of this approach for modeling, simulating, and evaluating stochastic discrete process models under alternative control schemes is detailed.