Peter Petroff

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For the Russian communist revolutionary, see Peter Petroff (communist).
Peter Petroff
Born (1919-10-21)October 21, 1919
Brestovitsa, Bulgaria
Died February 27, 2003(2003-02-27) (aged 83)
Huntsville, Alabama, United States

Peter Petroff (October 21, 1919 – February 27, 2003[1]) was a Bulgarian American inventor, engineer, NASA scientist, and adventurer. He was involved in the NASA space program. Among his many accomplishments, Petroff assisted in development of one of the earliest computerized pollution monitoring system and telemetry devices for early weather and communications satellites. Petroff helped develop components of one of the world's first digital watches[1] and an early wireless heart monitor, and many other important devices and methods. Many of his previous claims have been found to be greatly exaggerated. 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.[2]

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  1. ^ a b http://www.nytimes.com/2003/03/09/obituaries/09PETR.html The New York Times: Peter D. Petroff Dies at 83.
  2. ^ Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica: Petrov Point.

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