Enhancement of DWT-SVD digital image watermarking against noise attack using time–frequency representation

Mohanad Najm Abdulwahed, Ali Kamil Ahmed


Information security has been defined as one of the most critical issues in the information era, as it is utilized to protect confidential information during transfers in real-world applications. In the case of image encryption, a variety of information security approaches were used. Domain spatial and domain frequency are two domains in which such techniques can be classified. This study uses a combination of the singular value de-composition (SVD) and discrete wavelet transformation (DWT) to construct an encryption method based on a traditional watermarking system. Compared with other traditional methods, the proposed DWT-SVD approach has excellent robustness, and it has been strengthened for having high degree of the robustness against the additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) attacks by utilizing a de-noising strategy based upon S-transform approach. Compared with DWT algorithm denoising approach, the results reveal that the S-transform denoising algorithm that has been deployed in the present article has a robust protection towards the Gaussian noise attack for mean squared error (MSE) around 0.005 and peak signal to noise ratio (PSNR) around 24 dB.


Denoising; Encryption; Noise; Time-frequency; Wavelet

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11591/eei.v12i5.5011


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