Peter Petroff

Inventor

1919 – 2003

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Who was Peter Petroff?

Peter Petroff 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.

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

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Born
Oct 21, 1919
Brestovitsa, Plovdiv Province
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
Feb 7, 2003
Huntsville

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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