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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2014, Article ID 698608, 15 pages
Research Article

A Systematic Methodology for Multi-Images Encryption and Decryption Based on Single Chaotic System and FPGA Embedded Implementation

College of Automation, Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou 510006, China

Received 2 February 2014; Accepted 18 May 2014; Published 24 June 2014

Academic Editor: Giuseppe Rega

Copyright © 2014 Hanzhong Zheng et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A systematic methodology is developed for multi-images encryption and decryption and field programmable gate array (FPGA) embedded implementation by using single discrete time chaotic system. To overcome the traditional limitations that a chaotic system can only encrypt or decrypt one image, this paper initiates a new approach to design n-dimensional (n-D) discrete time chaotic controlled systems via some variables anticontrol, which can achieve multipath drive-response synchronization. To that end, the designed n-dimensional discrete time chaotic controlled systems are used for multi-images encryption and decryption. A generalized design principle and the corresponding implementation steps are also given. Based on the FPGA embedded hardware system working platform with XUP Virtex-II type, a chaotic secure communication system for three digital color images encryption and decryption by using a 7D discrete time chaotic system is designed, and the related system design and hardware implementation results are demonstrated, with the related mathematical problems analyzed.