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Multiprimary display: discounting observer metamerism
Author(s): Friedhelm Koenig; Kenro Ohsawa; Masahiro Yamaguchi; Nagaaki Ohyama; Bernhard Hill
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Paper Abstract

Multispectral imaging has been proposed to overcome the shortcomings of conventional three channel imaging. This technique uses spectral data to describe the color of each pixel, allowing for a significant increase in color accuracy. While most publications on multispectral imaging deal with different aspects of image acquisition, the output of multispectral images becomes increasingly important. This paper describes a way to use a six-primary display as a multispectral output device. Additionally to a significant increase in device gamut, the use of more than three primaries introduces additional degrees of freedom for displaying a given color. This allows to account for observer metamerism by displaying the color in such a way that the color differences are minimal for every observer. An optimization algorithm was derived that calculates optimal control values for the six channels of the projector. One important aspect of such a method is that the control values need to be constrained, because for each channel of the projector the maximum output is limited and it is also impossible to create a negative output. Using a linear programming technique such a method was found. The methods performance was evaluated using simulation. The methods dependency on the definition of the white point is discussed. Finally, it is shown that mean errors of approx. 0.5 (Delta) Eab can be achieved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 2002
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4421, 9th Congress of the International Colour Association, (6 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.464525
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Friedhelm Koenig, Akasaka Natural Vision Research Ctr. and RWTH-Aachen (Germany)
Kenro Ohsawa, Akasaka Natural Vision Research Ctr. and Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Masahiro Yamaguchi, Akasaka Natural Vision Research Ctr. and Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Nagaaki Ohyama, Akasaka Natural Vision Research Ctr. and Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Bernhard Hill, RWTH-Aachen (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4421:
9th Congress of the International Colour Association

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