Josaphat Tetuko Sri Sumantya
A Life of Inventions
Josaphat Tetuko Sri Sumantyo dedicated his life to inventing a radar system. He became a full professor at 42 years and today holds the right to about 60 patents.
There was nothing more fascinating to five-year-old Josaphat Tetuko Sri Sumantyo than an array of defense systems in an air force base. His father, then a commander in the Special Task force used to take him to the base and then left him to wander alone. He was always drawn to the radar system at the base.
Young Josaphat then would ask the officers who were on duty, "Where were these made?" The officers showed him different radars made in different...