Transmission Control Protocol Performance Monitoring for Simulated Wired University Computer Network using OPNET

  • Ammar Hasan Department of Computer Science & IT, College of Science, Salahaddin University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region - F.R. Iraq http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5360-8456
  • Tarik A. Rashid Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Kurdistan Hewler, Kurdistan Region - F.R. Iraq http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8661-258X
  • Birzo Ismael Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Kurdistan Hewler, Kurdistan Region - F.R. Iraq http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5325-1733
  • Nawzad K. AL-Salihi Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Kurdistan Hewler, Kurdistan Region - F.R. Iraq http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4180-799X
Keywords: Computer network design, Data traffic sent, Network delay, Network performance, Server HTTP, TCP, Throughput

Abstract

Computer networks need protocols to govern all transmission and presentation processes. The transmission control protocol (TCP) is one of the most important protocols that have the compatibility to work with all types of computer networks, overcoming all architectural and operating system differences. Nowadays, networks depend on the TCP protocol to control data flow between all types of connected computers, whether it is client or server, over any type of media whether it is wired or wireless networks, for all network topologies. A simulation of a university campus network has been conducted to determine TCP protocol features; those features are taken into consideration as one of the most important network parameters. In all digital networks, the data transmission is not a continuous transmission – instead, it is a discreet transmission, presenting itself as packets. These packets transfer and propagate within the network between computers, and network nodes using the TCP protocol depending on the address, which is embedded in its header. TCP has a great influence on the network speed. The network simulator OPNET provides an easy way of campus design, predicting, and estimating the performance of networks in a university campus environment. In this research, wired
connections reach all computer network users at fixed points to maintain higher Mbps and ensure reliable communications between all the campus network nodes, as well as to increase the overall network performance taking into account the future expansions for the university campus network design.

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Author Biographies

Ammar Hasan, Department of Computer Science & IT, College of Science, Salahaddin University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region - F.R. Iraq

Ammar O. Hasan received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering and the M.Sc. degree in computer network from the University of Technology in 1998 and 2001, respectively. In 2003, he joined the computer and software engineering department of University of Technology Baghdad, Iraq, as an Assistant lecturer. In 2007, he was joined the Computer Science Department, Salahaddin University Hewlêr. His research interest is in computer network design.

Tarik A. Rashid, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Kurdistan Hewler, Kurdistan Region - F.R. Iraq

Dr. Tarik Ahmed Rashid received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Informatics degree from College of Engineering, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University College Dublin (UCD) in 2001-2006. He pursued his Post-Doctoral Follow at the Computer Science and Informatics School, College of Engineering, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University College Dublin (UCD) from 2006-2007. He Joined the University of Kurdistan Hewlêr (UKH) in 2017.

Birzo Ismael, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Kurdistan Hewler, Kurdistan Region - F.R. Iraq

Birzo Ismael received the B.Sc. degree (First Class Hons.) in computer science and the M.Sc. degree in software engineering from the London University of Kingston in 2008 and 2011, respectively. In 2011, he joined the University of Kurdistan Hewlêr, Iraq, as a Software Developer. In 2013, he was promoted as the Director of the IT Administration. In 2016, he moved to academia as a Lecturer with the Computer Science and Engineering Department, University of Kurdistan Hewlêr. His research interest is in machine learning/web development and networking.

Nawzad K. AL-Salihi, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Kurdistan Hewler, Kurdistan Region - F.R. Iraq

Dr. Nawzad Kameran Al-Salihi (Saleyi) is an Assistant Professor and Chair in Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at University of Kurdistan-Hewler (UKH). Dr. Al-Salihi has an extensive academic background, which includes a Ph.D. in Electronic and Computer Engineering from Brunel University, London, UK (2010), Thesis title: "Precise Positioning in Real-Time using GPS-RTK Signal for Visually Impaired People NavigationSystem"; MSc in Advanced Manufacturing Systems from Brunel University, London, UK; BSc in Automation Engineering from University of Skovde, Sweden. Dr. Al-Salihi has widespread professional experience in satellite navigation systems (GPS, GLONASS and GALILEO), wireless mobile communications and advanced manufacturing systems. He has published several academic journal articles and presented at several international conferences. 

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Published
2019-05-22
How to Cite
Hasan, A., Rashid, T., Ismael, B., & AL-Salihi, N. (2019, May 22). Transmission Control Protocol Performance Monitoring for Simulated Wired University Computer Network using OPNET. UKH Journal of Science and Engineering, 3(1), 18-28. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.25079/ukhjse.v3n1y2019.pp18-28
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Research Articles