Security and Efficiency of Feistel Networks Versus Discrete Chaos for Lightweight Speech Encryption


This paper compares examples of non-chaotic and chaotic ciphers from the viewpoint of their suitability for speech encryption, especially in real-time and lightweight cipher systems. The non-chaotic encryption scheme depends on a modified Generalized Feistel Network (GFN), Linear Feedback Shift Register (LFSR) and Substitution Boxes (S-Boxes). The chaotic encryption scheme utilizes a generalized modified tent map with multiple modes of operation. The security and efficiency of both schemes are analyzed using the perceptual tests: time waveform and spectrogram; the statistical tests: histogram, correlation coefficients, entropy and Mean Squared Error (MSE); and the computational complexity for two different test speech files. © 2018 IEEE.


Sayed W.S., Tolba M.F., Radwan A.G., Abd-El-Hafiz S.K., Soliman A.M.


Chaos; Generalized Feistel Networks; Linear Feedback Shift Register; S-Boxes; Speech Encryption; Tent Map

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Confrence Paper


Proceedings of the International Conference on Microelectronics, ICM, Vol. 2018-December, Art. No. 8704022, PP. 92 to 95, Doi: 10.1109/ICM.2018.8704022

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