Date of Award
Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT)
Computing and Information Sciences
Nicholas S. Rosasco
The aim of this project was airports network design and implementation and the introduction of a suitable network for most airports around the world. The following project focused on three main parts: security, quality, and safety. The project has been provided with different utilities to introduce a network with a high security level for the airport. These utilities are hardware firewalls, an IP access control list, Mac address port security, a domain server and s proxy server. All of these utilities have been configured to provide a secure environment for the entire network and to prevent hackers from entering sensitive departments like the flight management and service providers departments. Improving the performance of any network requires a high quality of techniques and services which help to improve the general task of the network. The technical services that have been placed in the airport’s network are failover firewalls utility, a Pre-boot Execution Environment (PXE) server, a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server, a Domain Name System (DNS) server and a cabling system. These tools can increase the performance of the network in general and provide a stable internet service for the Air Traffic Control System by using dual internet service providers and the failover utility. The dual internet service providers’ role was to provide the flight management department, which helps to confirm the backup operation for the Air Traffic Control Complex (BATCX) system to outside the local network. This is achieved by using Windows servers backup (iSCSI initiators and iSCSI target) servers which helps to keep the Air Traffic Control systems’ information in a safe place. Also, for passengers’ personal information safety, the web server has been placed in the local network, which provides a secure environment for any network’s element.
Ali, Ashraf H., "Enterprise Network Design and Implementation for Airports" (2016). Information Technology Master Theses. Paper 2.