A aperture-coupled patch antenna is designed with parasitic elements connecting to the rectangle ring on the bottom of antenna substrate through metal vias, which lead the current induced by patch radiator to the top surface of antenna substrate. Therefore, the effective radiation is enhanced and higher gain is achieved. The bandwidth is broadened simultaneously due to the structure of aperture-coupled patch antenna with parasitic elements. Compared to the conventional aperture-coupled patch antenna, the antenna gain increases averagely 2 dB due to the novel structure. Compared to patch antenna of electromagnetic band-gap, the dimensions of novel patch antenna greatly decreases, which can be used as element in the array antenna. Two kinds manufactured antenna are both measured in an anechoic chamber. The good agreements between numerical simulation and experimental prototype have been obtained.