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Optical Engineering

Color two-dimensional barcode patterns for extra encrypting sinusoidal-function scrambled data
Author(s): Sheng Lih Yeh; Kuang Tsan Lin; Shyh-Tsong Lin
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Paper Abstract

Conventional two-dimensional (2-D) barcode patterns are printed with black and white squares to encode texts. A few papers have proposed special 2-D barcode patterns with extra encrypted data, but the security of extra encrypted data is not emphasized usually. Therefore, this paper proposes color 2-D barcode patterns composed of black, blue, white, and yellow subsquares to extra encrypt binary data with higher security. Because blue looks like black and yellow looks like white, a color 2-D barcode pattern performs like a conventional 2-D barcode pattern. On the other hand, black, blue, white, and yellow subsquares are used to denote binary data. The security of extra encrypted data depends on an image scrambling algorithm by using the sinusoidal function, and the image scrambling algorithm can make a scrambled image have a high image scrambling degree percentage even after image scrambling is operated only one time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 June 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 55(6) 063104 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.55.6.063104
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 55, Issue 6
Show Author Affiliations
Sheng Lih Yeh, Lunghwa Univ. of Science and Technology (Taiwan)
Kuang Tsan Lin, St. John's Univ. (Taiwan)
Shyh-Tsong Lin, National Taipei Univ. of Technology (Taiwan)


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