October 21, 1919|
|Died||February 27, 2003
Huntsville, Alabama, United States
Peter Petroff (October 21, 1919 – February 27, 2003) was a Bulgarian American inventor, engineer, NASA scientist, and adventurer. He was instrumental in the evolution of the NASA space program. Among his many accomplishments, Petroff developed the world's first computerized pollution monitoring system and 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.
- http://www.nytimes.com/2003/03/09/obituaries/09PETR.html The New York Times: Peter D. Petroff Dies at 83.
- Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica: Petrov Point.
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