Grayscale and color images encryption in a DRPE assisted by SPHIT, RLE, QR code and two chaos logistic maps

  • Abdallah K. Cherri Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering and Petroleum
  • Ihab B. Dirawieh Kuwait University, College of Engineering and Petroleum, Electrical Engineering Department, P. O. Box 5969; Safat 13060, Kuwait


A non-linear encryption approach for compressed grayscale and color images is proposed in Double Random Phase Encoding (DRPE) setup using two compression algorithms: Set Partitioning in Hierarchical Trees (SPIHT) and Run-length encoding (RLE). The compressed image is then segmented and embedded in multiple Quick Response (QR) codes, which are combined again into a single image. Further, this single image is scrambled by two-coupled chaos logistic maps, at which the scrambled image is now ready for DRPE encryption. The use of two-coupled chaos logistic increases the security level of this proposed DRPE encryption from various attacks. The proposed DRPE encryption is extended to handed color images, which are segregated into three color-channels (Red, Green and Blue), where each channel is individually encrypted. For grayscale images, the proposed system will have three security key codes while for color images it has nine security key codes.  The robustness and invulnerability of the proposed scheme against various attacks is demonstrated through cryptoanalysis and computer simulation results.

Author Biography

Abdallah K. Cherri, Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering and Petroleum

Department of Electrical EngineeringProfessor

Electrical Engineering