In this book we examined the microstrip patch antenna in detail, essentially highlighting its advantages and disadvantages and then investigating means to alleviate the issues associated with microstrip patch technology. Hopefully from the material presented the reader will be aware of the problems connected to this antenna and how to resolve them. Microstrip patch antenna technology offers fundamental advantages over other forms of radiators and this is why it is used in many communication systems and will continue to be utilized in these applications for many years to come. One observation that should be apparent from this book and this is “there are many ways to skin a cat”, which definitely holds for patch technology. If one variant doesn’t satisfy the antenna requirements then try another one. There are now so many versions and modifications of the original printed antenna element, it is highly probable that one of the variations of the microstrip patch can solve the radiating problem at hand.
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