An Image Encryption Scheme Based on Chaotic Systems with Changeable Parameters

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Ruisong Ye 1,* Wenhua Guo 1

1. Department of Mathematics, Shantou University Shantou, Guangdong, 515063, P. R. China

* Corresponding author.


Received: 17 Aug. 2013 / Revised: 21 Nov. 2013 / Accepted: 11 Jan. 2014 / Published: 8 Mar. 2014

Index Terms

Image-dependent, generalized Arnold map, piece-wise linear chaotic map, ergodicity, permutation, diffusion


This paper proposes an image encryption scheme based on chaotic system with changeable parameters depending on plain-image. A generalized Arnold map, whose control parameters are changeable and image-dependent during the iteration procedure, is utilized to generate chaotic orbits applied to permute the pixel positions. A diffusion function is also designed to realize the diffusion effect by piece-wise linear chaotic map. In both the permutation process and the diffusion process, the keystreams generated by chaotic maps are all strongly dependent on plain-image, and thereby can improve the encryption security efficiently. The major merits of the proposed image encryption scheme include a huge key space, good statistical nature resisting statistical analysis attack, differential attack, and good resistance against known-plaintext attack and chosen-plaintext attack, etc. Experimental results have been carried out with detailed analysis to show that the proposed scheme can be a potential candidate for practical image encryption.

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Ruisong Ye, Wenhua Guo, "An Image Encryption Scheme Based on Chaotic Systems with Changeable Parameters", International Journal of Computer Network and Information Security(IJCNIS), vol.6, no.4, pp.37-45, 2014. DOI:10.5815/ijcnis.2014.04.05


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