Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
@ 2019 Julia L Ruiter
Although dynamical systems have a multitude of classical uses in physics and applied mathematics, new research in theoretical computer science shows that dynamical systems can also be used as a highly secure method of encrypting data. Properties of Lorenz and similar systems of equations yield chaotic outputs that are good at masking the underlying data both physically and mathematically. This paper aims to show how Lorenz systems may be used to encrypt text and image data, as well as provide a framework for how physical mechanisms may be built using these properties to transmit encrypted wave signals.
Ruiter, Julia, "Practical Chaos: Using Dynamical Systems to Encrypt Audio and Visual Data" (2019). Scripps Senior Theses. 1389.