A novel technique for speech encryption based on k-means clustering and quantum chaotic map

Amal Hameed Khaleel, Iman Qays Abduljaleel


In information transmission such as speech information, higher security and confidentiality are specially required. Therefore, data encryption is a pre-requisite for a secure communication system to protect such information from unauthorized access. A new algorithm for speech encryption is introduced in this paper. It depends on the quantum chaotic map and k-means clustering, which are employed in keys generation. Also, two stages of scrambling were used: the first relied on bits using the proposed algorithm (binary representation scrambling BiRS) and the second relied on k-means using the proposed algorithm (block representation scrambling BlRS). The objective test used statistical analysis measures (signal-to-noise-ratio, segmental signal-to-noise-ratio, frequency-weighted signal-to-noise ratio, correlation coefficient, log-likelihood ratio) applied to evaluate the proposed system. Via MATLAB simulations, it is shown that the proposed technique is secure, reliable and efficient to be implemented in secure speech communication, as well as also being characterized by high clarity of the recovered speech signal.


K-means clustering; Quality metric; Quantum chaotic map; Scrambling; Speech encryption

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11591/eei.v10i1.2405


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