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Dual Image Cryptosystem Using Henon Map and Discrete Fourier Transform

Hesham Alhumyani*

Department of Computer Engineering, College of Computers and Information Technology, Taif University, P.O. Box 11099, Taif 21944, Saudi Arabia

* Corresponding Author: Hesham Alhumyani. Email:

Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing 2023, 36(3), 2933-2945.


This paper introduces an efficient image cryptography system. The proposed image cryptography system is based on employing the two-dimensional (2D) chaotic henon map (CHM) in the Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT). The proposed DFT-based CHM image cryptography has two procedures which are the encryption and decryption procedures. In the proposed DFT-based CHM image cryptography, the confusion is employed using the CHM while the diffusion is realized using the DFT. So, the proposed DFT-based CHM image cryptography achieves both confusion and diffusion characteristics. The encryption procedure starts by applying the DFT on the image then the DFT transformed image is scrambled using the CHM and the inverse DFT is applied to get the finally encrypted image. The decryption procedure follows the inverse procedure of encryption. The proposed DFT-based CHM image cryptography system is examined using a set of security tests like statistical tests, entropy tests, differential tests, and sensitivity tests. The obtained results confirm and ensure the superiority of the proposed DFT-based CHM image cryptography system. These outcomes encourage the employment of the proposed DFT-based CHM image cryptography system in real-time image and video applications.


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H. Alhumyani, "Dual image cryptosystem using henon map and discrete fourier transform," Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing, vol. 36, no.3, pp. 2933–2945, 2023.

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