Improving Tuning Time of Radio Frequency Devices thru Six Sigma Process  
Author Chiao-Tzu Huang


Co-Author(s) Shin-Yi Lai; Wei-Ling Wang


Abstract Process tuning of radio frequency (RF) device requires manpower that the mass-production capacity could be seriously affected. Kupp and et al. believed that tuning process for the RF devices are the most laborious in manufacturing process [1]. It is expected to shorten the tuning time for satisfying customers‟ demands by improving and reducing the radio frequency wave form variance with the introduction of the quality improvement method in Six Sigma when the operators rapidly and actually achieve the specifications in the amplifier tuning process without affecting the product quality. DMAIC steps for quality improvement in Six Sigma are integrated with Fuzzy Analytic Network Process (FANP) to find out the key factors in the tuning process. Such critical factors will be designated in the next Taguchi experiment, and the result of experiment will expect to acquire the optimal factor combination for components with the least number of RF amplifier used in this experiment. In addition to improving and reducing the quality variance of products in radio frequency wave forms, the experimental results are used for adjusting the component combination for improving the process, reducing the average time of manpower tuning time, and reducing the time variance. Finally, the improved tuning time is verified with statistic method and listed on the standard operation process of the production line.


Keywords Amplifier, Fuzzy Analytic Network Process, Taguchi Quality Engineering
    Article #:  1913
Proceedings of the 19th ISSAT International Conference on Reliability and Quality in Design
August 5-7, 2013 - Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.