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JOIG 2024 Vol.12(2): 117-126
doi: 10.18178/joig.12.2.117-126

6D Hyperchaotic Encryption Model for Ensuring Security to 3D Printed Models and Medical Images

Siju John 1,2 and S. N. Kumar 3,*
1. Marian Research Center, Marian College Kuttikanam (Autonomous), Lincoln University College, Wisma Lincoln, Malaysia
2. Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, Kanjirappally, India
3. Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, Kerala, India
Email: sjohn@lincoln.edu.my (S.J.); appu123kumar@gmail.com (S.N.K.)
*Corresponding author

Manuscript received September 4, 2023; revised November 6, 2023; accepted November 23, 2023; published April 10, 2024.

Abstract—In the 6G era, where ultra-fast and reliable communication is expected to be ubiquitous, encryption shall continue to play a crucial role in ensuring the security and privacy of data. Encryption and decryption of medical images and 3D printed models using 6D hyperchaotic function is proposed in this research work for ensuring security in data transfer. Here we envisage using a six-dimensional hyperchaotic system for encryption purposes which shall offer a high level of security due to its complex and unpredictable dynamics with multiple positive Lyapunov exponents. This system can potentially enhance the encryption process for 3D objects and medical images, ensuring the protection of sensitive data and preventing unauthorized access. A hyperchaotic system is a type of dynamical system characterized by exhibiting more than one positive Lyapunov exponent, which indicates strong sensitivity to initial conditions. These systems have more degrees of freedom and complex and intricate dynamics compared to standard chaotic systems. The security of the encryption scheme depends on the complexity of the hyperchaotic system and the randomness of the secret key. The parameters of a 6D hyperchaotic system shall be used as an encryption key with six dimensions, each with its range of values, and shall provide many possible keys. In this work, we implemented a 6D hyperchaotic system for the encryption of the 3D printed model and medical images. The performance evaluation was done by metrics entropy, correlation, Number of Pixels Change Rate (NPCR), and Unified Averaged Changed Intensity (UACI) which revealed the robustness of the encryption model in ensuring security. Hyperchaotic systems can be efficiently implemented in parallel computing architectures, which allow faster encryption and decryption processes.

Keywords—image encryption, hyperchaotic system, 3D printing, medical image processing

Cite: Siju John and S. N. Kumar, "6D Hyperchaotic Encryption Model for Ensuring Security to 3D Printed Models and Medical Images," Journal of Image and Graphics, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 117-126, 2024.

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