A Fast Image Encryption Technique Using Henon Chaotic Map

  • Kapil Mishra
  • Ravi SaharanEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 713)


Recent advancements in the networking technologies led to increase in network bandwidth, hence allowing transfer of files of large size. A major portion of files being transferred through various networks all over the world consists of multimedia data, particularly digital images. In this project, we propose a new image encryption scheme that may be used for securing the digital images. The scheme uses Henon chaotic map and 128-bit secret key in order to generate the cipher image. Henon chaotic map is a two-dimensional iterated discrete dynamic system that shows chaotic character on specific values of the constants used. Chaotic maps are very sensitive to the initial parameters, i.e., a slight change in the initial conditions drastically changes the overall output generated by the chaotic system. In our scheme, we use Henon chaotic map along with an externally supplied 128-bit secret key is used to encrypt the original image. After encrypting the image, pixel shuffling is performed using a permutation matrix generated using the chaotic map. The algorithm is tested on a standard set of images against various performance metrics like peak signal-to-noise ratio (psnr), entropy, histogram etc. The algorithm was found to be robust against plain-text, statistical attacks, chosen plain-text etc.


Information security Image encryption Image security Henon chaotic map 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computer Science and Engineering DepartmentCentral University of RajasthanKishangarh, AjmerIndia

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