VLSI Implementation of Reversible Watermarking Algorithm

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Meghal Patel, Mrs. Mousami Turuk, Jaya Virwani


This paper presents VLSI design approach and implementation of Lifting based Reversible Watermarking Algorithm. 5 by 3 Lifting based Discrete Wavelet Transform based image watermarking algorithm is proposed. It is attractive algorithm because of easier understanding and implement. Main feature of Lifting based scheme is that all constructions are derived in the spatial domain. Therefore it does not require complex mathematical calculations that are required in traditional method. This algorithm is mainly applicable in Military application as well as Medical application where reconstruction of original image and watermarking data (or image) is essential from the watermarked image after serving intended purpose. In this algorithm, image is decomposed into four sub bands LL, LH, HL, and HH using Lifting based DWT Algorithm. Then watermarking data (or image) is embedded into any of three high frequency sub bands. The interesting point of this algorithm is that original image can be exactly restored from the watermarked image. The architecture of Lifting based DWT Algorithm has been coded in verilog HDL on Xilinx platform and the target FPGA device used is Virtex-IV family.
DOI: 10.17762/ijritcc2321-8169.150587

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, M. P. M. M. T. J. V. “VLSI Implementation of Reversible Watermarking Algorithm”. International Journal on Recent and Innovation Trends in Computing and Communication, vol. 3, no. 5, May 2015, pp. 2894-7, doi:10.17762/ijritcc.v3i5.4357.