Peter Petroff

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Peter Petroff : biography

October 21, 1919 – February 7, 2003

Peter Petroff (October 21, 1919 – February 27, 2003 The New York Times: Peter D. Petroff Dies at 83.) was a Bulgarian-American inventor, engineer, NASA scientist, and adventurer. He was instrumental in the evolution of the NASA space program, and was one of the most prolific inventors of the second half the 20th century. Among his many accomplishments, Petroff developed the world’s first computerized pollution monitoring system, telemetry devices for the world’s first weather and communications satellites, Petroff helped develop the world’s first digital watch, and the world’s first wireless heart monitor, and many other important devices and methods. Petroff founded Care Electronics, Inc. which was acquired by Electro-Data, Inc. of garland Texas in the fall of 1971.

Petroff Point on Brabant Island in Antarctica is named for Petroff. Petrov Point.