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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014, Article ID 713541, 8 pages
Research Article

A Novel Chaotic Map and an Improved Chaos-Based Image Encryption Scheme

1Department of Mathematics, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
2Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
3College of Telecommunications and Information Engineering, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Nanjing 210003, China

Received 12 June 2014; Accepted 3 July 2014; Published 20 July 2014

Academic Editor: Qiankun Song

Copyright © 2014 Xianhan Zhang and Yang Cao. 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.


In this paper, we present a novel approach to create the new chaotic map and propose an improved image encryption scheme based on it. Compared with traditional classic one-dimensional chaotic maps like Logistic Map and Tent Map, this newly created chaotic map demonstrates many better chaotic properties for encryption, implied by a much larger maximal Lyapunov exponent. Furthermore, the new chaotic map and Arnold’s Cat Map based image encryption method is designed and proved to be of solid robustness. The simulation results and security analysis indicate that such method not only can meet the requirement of imagine encryption, but also can result in a preferable effectiveness and security, which is usable for general applications.