A Robust Image Encryption Scheme Based on Block Compressive Sensing and Wavelet Transform


  • Qutaiba K Abed Informatics Institute for Postgraduate Studies Iraqi Commission for Computers and Informatics Baghdad, Iraq
  • Waleed A Mahmoud Al-Jawher Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering Uruk University Baghdad, Iraq




Compressive Sensing, wavelet transform, hyper-chaotic Lorenz system, Image encryption algorithm


In this paper, a modified robust image encryption scheme is developed by combining block compressive sensing (BCS) and Wavelet Transform. It was achieved with a balanced performance of security, compression, robustness and running efficiency. First, the plain image is divided equally and sparsely represented in discrete wavelet transform (DWT) domain, and the coefficient vectors are confused using the coefficient random permutation strategy and encrypted into a secret image by compressive sensing. In pursuit of superior security, the hyper-chaotic Lorenz system is utilized to generate the updated secret code streams for encryption and embedding with assistance from the counter mode. This scheme is suitable for processing the medium and large images in parallel. Additionally, it exhibits superior robustness and efficiency compared with existing related schemes. Simulation results and comprehensive performance analyses are presented to demonstrate the effectiveness, secrecy and robustness of the proposed scheme. The compressive encryption model using BCS with Walsh transform as sensing matrix and WAM chaos system, the scrambling technique and diffusion succeeded in enhancement of secure performance.




How to Cite

Abed, Q. K., & Mahmoud Al-Jawher, W. A. (2023). A Robust Image Encryption Scheme Based on Block Compressive Sensing and Wavelet Transform. International Journal of Innovative Computing, 13(1-2), 7–13. https://doi.org/10.11113/ijic.v13n1-2.413