Publications

09/29/2010
YaShian Li-Baboud, Clement Vasseur, Jeffrey Fletcher, James Moyne,...

Wide-area monitoring (WAM) applications for power distribution rely on accurate global time synchronization. Furthermore, there is interest in replacing current time synchronization methods such as Inter Range Instrumentation Group (IRIG), with distributed time synchronization protocols that utilize the data communication lines eliminating the need for…


02/02/2010
Antonio Cardone, Alden A Dima, Joe Chalfoun

In order to facilitate the extraction of quantitative data from live cell image sets, automated image analysis methods are needed. This paper presents an introduction to the general principle of an overlap cell tracking software developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This cell tracker has the ability to track cells across…


11/24/2009
YaShian Li-Baboud, James Moyne, Deepak Sharma, Dhananjay Anand

Shrinking process tolerances due to decreasing device sizes and increasing chip complexity in semiconductor manufacturing are motivating efforts to improve methods of Equipment Data Acquisition (EDA). Prior work shows that the lack of precise time-stamping and clock synchronization is a critical hindrance to reliable data acquisition and real-time process…


09/28/2009
YaShian Li-Baboud, James Moyne, Deepak Sharma, Dhananjay Anand

Shrinking process tolerances due to decreasing device sizes and increasing chip complexity in semiconductor manufacturing are motivating efforts to improve methods for real-time networked process control. Prior work shows that the lack of precise time synchronization is a critical hindrance to reliable model generation or estimation for process…


09/28/2009
YaShian Li-Baboud, Julien Amelot

Achieving next-generation factory (NGF) goals has been an industry challenge for APC applications to acquire a sufficient level of data quality to maximize the benefits of automation. For example, it is difficult to get accurate timestamps because sensor data might not be immediately processed. Another common problem is unreliable data sampling rates…


07/09/2009
Katherine C Morris, Joshua Lubell

Manufacturing industry is facing an enormous challenge today in trying to integrate a wide range of systems. The systems span the functional areas of manufacturing, as well as, the multitude of organizations and countries involved in the manufacture of their products. To address these needs (and similar needs in other industries) a number of activities…


04/01/2009
Patrick J Abbott, Zeina J Kubarych, Ruimin Liu, Edwin R Williams,...

We describe a mass comparison system in which a test mass artifact in air can be directly compared to a standard mass artifact in vacuum using the same high precision comparator balance. The system uses a magnetic levitation technique to couple the weighing pan of the comparator balance in vacuum to the test mass in air. We will discuss motivation, design…


11/30/2008
Adele P Peskin, Alden A Dima, James J Filliben, Joe Chalfoun

We compare manually segmented masks of cell images that are independently hand-selected by several different people, with a new semi-automated method for estimating reference data for images of cells with very sharp clear edges. By quantifying the large differences in the hand selected masks, we validate the need for better precision. Mimicking the human…


11/05/2008
Severin Tixier, Katherine C Morris, Joshua Lubell, Simon P...

This document describes the operation and usage of the Quality of Design and the Content Checker Testing Tools. These tools were developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to support people in developing standards for the exchange of data based on the Extensible Markup Language (XML) and the related standard XML Schema. The…


10/01/2008
YaShian Li-Baboud, James Moyne, Xiao Zhu, Sulaiman Hussain,...

Realizing benefits from real-time process control requires in-situ monitoring of process environment, equipment, and the wafer to maximize opportunities for process improvement and minimizing effects of process deviations. The data gathered from the multiple data source streams must be rapidly transmitted, consolidated and processed by the APC system in…


09/22/2008
YaShian Li-Baboud, James Moyne, Xiao Zhu, Sulaiman Hussain,...

The ability to acquire quality equipment and process data is pertinent for future real-time process control systems to maximize opportunities for semiconductor manufacturing yield enhancement and equipment efficiency. Clock synchronization for accurate time-stamping and maintaining a consistent frequency in trace data collection are essential for accurate…


05/07/2008
M. Maimour, C. Pham, Julien Amelot

Wireless sensor networks hold a great potential in the deployment of several applications of a paramount importance in our daily life. Video sensors are able to improve a number of these applications where new approaches adapted to both wireless sensor networks and video transport specific characteristics are required. The aim of this work is to provide…


09/12/2007
Arthur Griesser

Many information transfer standardization efforts focus excessively on minutiae of the transport format (such as XML), to the detriment of the data model. Information standards could be created more expeditiously if the attention lavished on the transport format were applied to the data model, with automatic generation of the transport format. Best…


06/01/2007
Mary C Brady, Randolph E Elmquist, Darrell D Long
For several years now, NIST has been a leader in the development and use of Information Technology to process calibration information. Beginning in 1996, researchers designed and developed a calibration database, the NIST Information System to Support Calibrations (ISSC), to track and maintain all calibration information from process benchmarking to…

10/11/2006
Arthur Griesser

Rising automation means fewer humans, maintaining more equipment, which is exchanging more information. This information torrent is expected to increase even further, with the implementation of advanced process control and new information transfer standards such as Interface A and Interface C. The information deluge will make it difficult to pinpoint the…


08/01/2006
Arthur Griesser

A high level design of Focus 3D Telemodeling tool is presented. Infrastructure components are selected in the light of the functional and non functional requirements of the Focus project. A description of how these components will fit together is provided, and architectural alternatives are considered.


08/01/2006
Arthur Griesser

A high level view of the requirements for the Focus 3D Telemodeling tool is presented. The scope of the project is defined, users of the system are described, an analysis class diagram is presented, and use cases are outlined.


10/05/2005
Joe Chalfoun

This paper deals with development of a highly realistic human hand and forearm model. The model contains 38 muscles and 24 degrees of freedom representing the joints of the system. The adopted model has to be as close as possible to the reality of the human being hand, to address several features linked to manipulation tasks, grasping objects and daily…


09/24/2005
Eric D Simmon, John V Messina, Arthur Griesser

Streamlining and Bulletproofing the Standards Development Process In the increasingly complex semiconductor fabrication environment capturing and transferring information throughout the product development cycle is critical. As the process of creating semiconductors becomes increasingly complex, the information associated with the process (on all levels…


08/18/2005
Eric D Simmon, Arthur Griesser

Adding automation to your materials declaration process will set, simplify, and streamline the materials declaration process. Whether your company is a component supplier, board manufacturer or assembly services company, the structure of how you manage materials declaration information can be a complex and frustrating issue; however, it doesn’t need to…