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Appl. Sci. 2015, 5(4), 1980-1991; doi:10.3390/app5041980

Image Hiding Scheme Based on the Atrial Fibrillation Model

Research Group for Mathematical and Numerical Analysis of Dynamical Systems, Kaunas University of Technology, Studentu 50, Kaunas LT-51368, Lithuania
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Received: 29 October 2015 / Revised: 26 November 2015 / Accepted: 14 December 2015 / Published: 21 December 2015
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An image communication scheme based on the atrial fibrillation (AF) model is presented in this paper. Self-organizing patterns produced by the AF model are used to hide and transmit secret visual information. A secret image is encoded into the random matrix of initial cell excitation states in the form of a dot-skeleton representation. Self-organized patterns produced by such initial cell states ensure a secure and efficient transmission of secret visual images. Procedures for digital encoding and decoding of secret images, as well as the sensitivity of the communication scheme to the perturbation of the AF model’s parameters are discussed in the paper. View Full-Text
Keywords: pattern formation; atrial fibrillation; communication scheme pattern formation; atrial fibrillation; communication scheme
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Vaidelys, M.; Ragulskiene, J.; Ziaukas, P.; Ragulskis, M. Image Hiding Scheme Based on the Atrial Fibrillation Model. Appl. Sci. 2015, 5, 1980-1991.

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