The Swiss Army uses tactical radios to communicate between troops on the field. Due to the operating environment, these radios experience specific characteristics such as limited bandwidth, in addition to high delay and packet losses. This paper presents the work achieved to develop, evaluate and test a novel application-layer routing algorithm specifically designed for tactical MANET networks. In order to evaluate the proposed algorithm in real conditions, two platforms and specific Quality of Experience metrics have been developed.

Tactical Ad-Hoc Network Emulation