Encryption of a digital image is very important especially in applications of body area networks (BANs) since the image may include a number of privacy. Past encryption methods have disadvantages of the small key space and low ability of resistance to attack. In this paper, we propose a new encryption algorithm based on discrete wavelet transform (DWT) and multichaos which has characteristics of the deterministic, pseudorandomness, and sensitivity of initial values. The image is first decomposed and spatial reconstructed by two-dimensional DWT and then is performed by multichaos matrices for space encryption. The experimental results indicate that the proposed algorithm has a large key space, high key sensitivity, and excellent ability of resistance to attack.
Wang, W., Tan, H., Pang, Y., Li, Z., Ran, P., & Wu, J. (2016). A Novel Encryption Algorithm Based on DWT and Multichaos Mapping. Journal of Sensors, 2016, 1–7. https://doi.org/10.1155/2016/2646205