A new microstrip monopolar patch antenna is proposed and analyzed. The antenna has a wide bandwidth and a monopole like radiation pattern. Such antenna is constructed on a circular patch antenna that is shorted concentrically with a set of conductive vias. The antenna is analyzed using a cavity model. The cavity model analysis not only distinguishes each resonating mode and gives a physical insight into each mode of the antenna, but also provides a guideline to design a broadband monopolar patch antenna that utilizes two modes (TM01 and TM02 modes). Both modes provide a monopole like radiation pattern. The proposed antenna has a simple structure with a low profile of 0.024 wavelengths, and yields a wide impedance bandwidth of 18% and a maximum gain of 6 dBi.