The ninth annual AMOS Conference brought together over 580 scientists, engineers and technical managers from across the nation to listen and discuss the latest in Space Situational Awareness, military space capabilities and related technologies. The conference has grown in prestige and respect among the SSA community from the military to private industry, from government to academia.

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Featured Keynotes

 Lt. Gen. William L. Shelton,
Commander, 14th Air Force (Air Forces Strategic), Air Force Space Command, and Commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space, U.S. Strategic Command, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
 Lt. Gen. John T. “Tom” Sheridan,
Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California
 Joshua T. Hartman,
Senior Advisor, Under Secretary of Defense (AT&L)

Technical Chairs

Wes Freiwald, PDS
Paul Kervin, Air Force Research Laboratory

Session Chairs

Adaptive Optics, Earl Spillar, AFRL, MSSS & SOR
Astrodynamics, Terry Alfriend, Texas A&M University
Astronomy, Tamara Payne, Boeing LTS, Inc.
Atmospherics/Space Weather, L. William Bradford, PDS
Imaging, Keith Knox, Boeing LTS, Inc.
Instrumentation Design, Riki Maeda, Trex Enterprises
Non-Resolved Object Characterization, Matt Hejduk, SRA International (AFSPC/A3C)
Orbital Debris, Eugene Stansbery, NASA/Johnson Space Center
SSA and SSA Architecture, John Lambert, The Boeing Company

Po’okela Sponsor

The Boeing Company

Lokahi Sponsor


Kupa’a Sponsors

Analytic Graphics, Inc.
County of Maui
Lockeheed Martin
Science Applications International Corporation

Laulima Sponsor

Northrop Grumman

Malama Sponsor

Atmospheric Environmental Research, Inc.


Air Force Research Laboratory, RDSM
Air Force Research Laboratory, Small Business Office
Analytical Graphics, Inc.
Applied Optimization, Inc.
The Boeing Company
CoorsTek Technical Ceramics
FLIR Systems
Lockheed Martin – Santa Barbara Focalplane
Office of Aerospace Development, State of Hawaii
Pacific Disaster Center
Precision Asphere, LLC.
RC Optical Systems Inc
Science Applications International Corporation

Overview and Highlights

 Exhibition and Poster Venue
The poster session is an opportunity for authors to present their work and have in-depth discussions with conference participants during a dedicated two-hour session on the conference opening day. Poster display boards are arranged throughout a portion of the ballroom together with industry exhibits in a convivial setting with seating and light refreshments to encourage interaction with the poster authors. The venue is open throughout the week serving as a locus for side discussions and pop-up meetings.
 AMOS Site Capabilities Tutorial
The Maui Space Surveillance Complex (MSSC), located at the summit of Haleakala, is a national resource providing support to various government agencies and the scientific community.  The tutorial summarizes MSSC systems, capabilities, and support procedures and includes a description of the telescopes and sensors.  It will also include a brief overview of the Maui High Performance Computing Center (MHPCC).
 Technically Speaking: Bringing Excitement and Clarity to Technical Presentations Tutorial
Technical presentations don’t have to be boring or confusing!  Whether you’re an engineer, a scientist, or a programmer, giving presentations is an integral part of your career. Learn how to more effectively share your ideas and get support for your projects or proposals. The AMOS Conference is pleased to present a tutorial designed to help you do just that.  Help your organization leverage your expert knowledge and experience by presenting complex, sophisticated material in an engaging way that other people can understand and act on.