Forensics in Telecommunications, Information and Multimedia

Volume 8 of the series Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering pp 166-172

Decomposed Photo Response Non-Uniformity for Digital Forensic Analysis

  • Yue LiAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science, University of Warwick
  • , Chang-Tsun LiAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science, University of Warwick

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The last few years have seen the applications of Photo Response Non-Uniformity noise (PRNU) - a unique stochastic fingerprint of image sensors, to various types of digital forensic investigations such as source device identification and integrity verification. In this work we proposed a new way of extracting PRNU noise pattern, called Decomposed PRNU (DPRNU), by exploiting the difference between the physical andartificial color components of the photos taken by digital cameras that use a Color Filter Array for interpolating artificial components from physical ones. Experimental results presented in this work have shown the superiority of the proposed DPRNU to the commonly used version. We also proposed a new performance metrics, Corrected Positive Rate (CPR) to evaluate the performance of the common PRNU and the proposed DPRNU.


Digital forensics PRNU noise pattern integrity verification source device identification