ECE Ph.D. Qualifying Exam in Communication Networks Signal and Image processing (CS)

Question 5, August 2012, Part 1

Part 1 , 2


a) $ \gamma=1 $


$ (x_r,y_r)=(\frac{a}{a+d+g},\frac{d}{a+d+g}) $
$ (x_g,y_g)=(\frac{b}{b+e+h},\frac{e}{b+e+h}) $
$ (x_b,y_b)=(\frac{c}{c+f+i},\frac{f}{c+f+i}) $


$ (x_w,y_w)=(\frac{a+b+c}{a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h+i},\frac{d+e+f}{a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h+i}) $

d) If $ (X,Y,Z)=(0,1/2,1/2) $, then $ (x,y)=(0,1/2) $. Pro1 d.PNG
In the chromaticity diagram, this point is outside the horse shoe shape, so its RGB values are not all larger than 0 ($ R<0,G>0,B>0 $).

e) We are likely to see quantization artifact in dark region.

Related Problem

Consider a color imaging device that takes input values of $ (r,g,b) $ and produces ouput $ (X,Y,Z) $ values given by

$ \left[ {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} X\\ Y\\ Z \end{array}} \right] = \left[ {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} a&b&c\\ d&e&f\\ g&h&i \end{array}} \right]\left[ {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} r^\alpha\\ g^\alpha\\ b^\alpha \end{array}} \right] $

a) Calculate the white point of the device in chromaticity coordinates.

b) What are the primaries associated with the r,g, and b components respectively?

c) What is the gamma of the device?

d) Draw the region on the chromaticity diagram corresponding to $ r < 0, g > 0, b > 0 $.

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