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International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume 2013, Article ID 310686, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/310686
Research Article

Improvement of a Circular Microstrip Antenna Excited by Four Feeds and Suspended with Artificial Magnetic Conductors

1Faculty of Engineering, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok 10520, Thailand
2Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Asian University, Chon Buri 20260, Thailand

Received 18 March 2013; Accepted 4 July 2013

Academic Editor: Francisco Falcone

Copyright © 2013 Sanchai Eardprab et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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