Micro-scale 2D Chiplet Position Control: A Formal Approach to Policy Design

Micro-scale 2D Chiplet Position Control: A Formal Approach to Policy Design

Title : Micro-scale 2D Chiplet Position Control: A Formal Approach to Policy Design
Authors :
Baras, John S.
Plochowietz, Anne
Kleer, Johan de
Matei, Ion
Somarakis, Christoforos
Conference : 2020 59th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) pp. 5519-5524
Date: December 08 - December 11, 2020

We address the problem of 2D position control of micro-objects (chiplets) immersed in fluid. An electric field, shaped by an array of electrodes, is used to transport and position chiplets using dielectrophoretic forces. We use a lumped, 2D, capacitive based (nonlinear) motion model to first learn a bi-modal control policy. The learning process is based on optimization featuring automatic di erentiation. Next we formally prove that this policy can be generalized. The spatial dependency of the capacitances are estimated using detailed electrostatic COMSOL simulations. The results shown in this paper show that the realization of a system that can digitally convert a design directly to a physical placement of micro-chips is feasible.

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