Date Added: Apr 2013
Micro strip antenna is most common small sized antenna in which a metal patch is deposited on dielectric material. Micro strip patch antennas have been an attractive choice in mobile and radio wireless communication. They have advantages such as low profile, low cost and robust. However, at the same time they have disadvantages of low efficiency, narrow bandwidth and surface wave losses. Recently, considerable research effort in the Electromagnetic Band Gap (EBG) structure for antenna application to suppress the surface wave losses and improve the radiation performance of the antenna.