||This thesis describes the development of a low-error real-time FPGA
realization of the reconstruction and subsequent transformation of
Bayer-filtered images into the CIE-L*a*b* color space.
Algorithms for recovering the lost color information of Bayer filtered
images, so called demosaicing algorithms, were evaluated in their ability
to yield a minimal reconstructional error. It was shown that the Adaptive
Color Plane Interpolation demosaicing algorithm generates the lowest
error at the expense of hardware resources.
The images were further more converted into the perceptually balanced
and device independent color space CIE-L*a*b*. Methods for
approximating the cubic root function of the transformation were
discussed. A relatively precise approximation was obtained using two