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A Novel Double Fault Diagnosis and Detection Technique in Digital Microfluidic Biochips

24 Sep 2015-Vol. 9339, pp 181-192

TL;DR: The proposed algorithm detects double faults anywhere in the chip satisfying the dynamic fluidic constraints and improves the fault diagnosis time to an extent.

AbstractThis paper presents a rigorous offline double fault diagnosis as well as a detection technique for Digital Microfluidic Biochips (DMFBs). Due to the underlying mixed technology biochips exhibit unique failure mechanisms and defects. Thus, offline and online test mechanisms are required to certify the dependability of the system. In this paper, the proposed algorithm detects double faults anywhere in the chip satisfying the dynamic fluidic constraints and improves the fault diagnosis time to an extent.

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TL;DR: An efficient fault detection mechanism is formulated to identify multiple numbers of defective/faulty electrodes on an m × n biochip array, where m and n can be of any positive number.
Abstract: The involvement of Digital Microfluidic Biochips (DMFBs) in the field of disease detection, automated drug discovery, on-chip DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) analysis has become well-accepted d...

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  • ...Three major components in a biochip are 2Dmicrofluidic array, dispensing ports/reservoirs, and optical detectors [12] (see Figure 1)....

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  • ...Multiple and double fault detection techniques have been proposed in [11] and [12], respectively, by Chowdhury et al....

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TL;DR: An aspect of fast fault diagnosis appliance for perceiving double faults and recognizing the fault locations within the biochip is introduced and the suggested result outpoured that the propound technique is competent, efficacious as well as delineate signifying improvement over the surviving method.
Abstract: Progress of digital microfluidic biochip (DMFB) confronts for the defective and specious electrodes. Not only these hinder the routing of droplets but also the completion time of assay is influenced by those defective electrodes. As Microfluidic-based biochips are broadly used in the revolution of medical diagnosis, gigantic parallel DNA analysis, automatic drug discovery and real-time biomolecular recognition including numerous safety-critical applications, this biochip definitely responsible for appropriate and accurate result. Prior accepting it for perceptive purposes the microfluidic biochip must confirm its precision and robustness. In this article, an aspect of fast fault diagnosis appliance for perceiving double faults and recognizing the fault locations within the biochip is introduced. If the biochip is defect free then the proposed approach computes the traversal time as well. The suggested result outpoured that the propound technique is competent, efficacious as well as delineate signifying improvement over the surviving method. Furthermore this paper added expedient reconfiguration contrivance.

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  • ...Comparison of proposed technique with existing technique [23, 39]...

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  • ...diagnosis technique could be comprehended from [23]....

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  • ...Matrix Size Proposed Existing [23, 39] Improvement (%) 4×4 17 24 29....

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  • ...Next we have presented the comparative studies of the proposed technique with [23, 39], [22, 33] and [43] in Table 4, 5 and 6 respectively....

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  • ...On the other hand, multiple fault detection is not an indicative of intelligence; as detection of multiple faults is very intricate grind [23]....

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Abstract: “With the fundamentals of microscale flow and species transport well developed, the recent trend in microfluidics has been to work towards the development of integrated devices which incorporate multiple fluidic, electronic and mechanical components or chemical processes onto a single chip sized substrate. Along with this has been a major push towards portability and therefore a decreased reliance on external infrastructure (such as detection sensors, heaters or voltage sources).” In this review we provide an in-depth look at the “state-of-the-art” in integrated microfludic devices for a broad range of application areas from on-chip DNA analysis, immunoassays and cytometry to advances in integrated detection technologies for and miniaturized fuel processing devices. In each area a few representative devices are examined with the intent of introducing the operating procedure, construction materials and manufacturing technique, as well as any unique and interesting features.

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  • ...An integrated microfluidic device incorporates many of the necessary components and functionality of a typical room-sized laboratory onto a small chip [1]....

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  • ...Microfluidic biochips have been characterized for the detection of faults [4], [5], [6], [7]....

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30 Sep 2003
TL;DR: This paper presents a costeffective concurrent test methodology for droplet-based microelectrofluidic systems, presents a classification of catastrophic and parametric faults in such systems and shows how faults can be detected by electrostatically controlling and tracking droplet motion.
Abstract: Composite microsystems that integrate mechanical and fluidic components are fast emerging as the next generation of system-on-chip designs. As these systems become widespread in safety-critical biomedical applications, dependability emerges as a critical performance parameter. In this paper, we present a costeffective concurrent test methodology for droplet-based microelectrofluidic systems. We present a classification of catastrophic and parametric faults in such systems and show how faults can be detected by electrostatically controlling and tracking droplet motion. We then present tolerance analysis based on Monte-Carlo simulations to characterize the impact of parameter variations on system performance. To the best of our knowledge, this constitutes the first attempt to define a fault model and to develop a test methodology for droplet-based microelectrofluidic systems.

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  • ...In [8], a functional testing has been proposed, referring to [4], [10], [11] that targets the functional operations of the microfluidic modules....

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  • ...Microfluidic biochips have been characterized for the detection of faults [4], [5], [6], [7]....

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  • ...As has been described in [4], faults in digital microfluidic systems can be classified as being either catastrophic or parametric....

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TL;DR: A parallel scan-like testing methodology for digital microfluidic devices and a diagnosis method based on test outcomes is proposed, enhanced such that multiple defect sites can be efficiently located using parallel scan -like testing.
Abstract: Dependability is an important attribute for microfluidic biochips that are used for safety-critical applications such as point-of-care health assessment, air-quality monitoring, and food-safety testing. Therefore, these devices must be adequately tested after manufacture and during bioassay operations. We propose a parallel scan-like testing methodology for digital microfluidic devices. A diagnosis method based on test outcomes is also proposed. The diagnosis technique is enhanced such that multiple defect sites can be efficiently located using parallel scan-like testing. Defect diagnosis can be used to reconfigure a digital microfluidic biochip such that faults can be avoided, thereby enhancing chip yield and defect tolerance. We evaluate the proposed method using complexity analysis as well as applying it to a fabricated biochip.

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"A Novel Double Fault Diagnosis and ..." refers background or methods in this paper

  • ...An efficient diagnosis technique has been enhanced in [14] by...

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  • ...Time Slice Required % improvement in Diagnosis Existing [14] Proposed Case 1 Case 2 Case 3 (Min) (Max) Diagnosis Detection Diagnosis Detection (max) Diagnosis Detection 1 32 20 24 24 32 28 28 12....

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  • ...O(N), and compared to parallel scan-like test and multiple defect diagnosis [14], which has 8N steps, the time needed for this diagnosis is reduced....

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