Directional Reconfigurable Antennas on Laptop Computers: Simulation, Measurement and Evaluation of Candidate Integration Positions

This study reports on the integration of a novel reconfigurable microstrip antenna capable of reconfiguring both its radiation pattern and frequency response onto a generic laptop computer structure. The purpose of such an exercise is to provide the relevant information necessary to integrate high performance antennas onto structures that can be used in ad hoc communication scenarios as well as other demanding applications.