Set against the beauty of the Pacific Ocean at the Wailea Marriott Hotel, the 11th annual Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference was held on September 14-17, 2010 and welcomed over 620 experts in the field from all over the world. The AMOS Conference is a premier international conference that facilitates information-sharing and collaborative partnerships among researchers involved in space surveillance and optical systems development. Participants from across the US, Canada, Italy, Spain, Great Britain, Germany, Japan, Russia, Switzerland engaged in technical sessions, targeted discussions in the poster and exhibit venue, as well as a variety of networking opportunities.


Featured Keynotes

Lt. Gen. John T. “Tom” Sheridan, Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California Lt. Gen. Susan J. Helms, Director of Plans and Policy, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska Lt. Gen. Michael A. Hamel, USAF (Retired), Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Development, Orbital Sciences Corporation Elliot Pulham, Chief Executive Officer, Space Foundation Peter Marquez, Director for Space Policy at the National Security Council

Technical Chairs

Wes Freiwald, PDS
Paul Kervin, AFRL/RDSM

Conference Advisor

Col L. Kirk Lewis, Ret., Institute for Defense Analyses

Session Chairs

Adaptive Optics/Imaging, Michael Hart, The University of Arizona and Glenn Tyler, The Optical Sciences Company
Astrondynamics, Kyle T. Alfriend, Texas A&M
Integrating Diverse Data, Kim Luu, Air Force Research Laboratory
Modeling, Keric Hill, PDS
Non-Resolved Object Characterization, Matt Hejduk, SRA International
Orbital Debris, Thomas Schildknecht, Astronomical Institute, University of Bern, Switzerland
Posters, Bernie Klem, Arnold Engineering Development Center
Telescope Systems, Riki Maeda, PDS

Po‘okela Sponsor

The Boeing Company

Laulima Sponsor


Lokahi Sponsors

Space Foundation

Kupa‘a Sponsors

Lockheed Martin
Pacific Defense Solutions

Malama Sponsors

Applied Optimization
Applied Technology Associates
BAE Systems
ComDev USA
HNU Photonics
Intelligent Software Solutions
Northrop Grumman


AGI and Scalable Display
AF Safety Center
Applied Optimization
Applied Technology Associates
Boston Micromachines
The Boeing Company
FLIR Infrared Camera
HNu Photonics
Lockheed Martin

Overview and Highlights

 Welcome Reception, Tuesday, September 14 – Co-hosted by The Boeing Company, the conference kicks off with the welcome reception providing participants with a unique networking opportunity. Surrounded by tropical breezes participants and their guests will be greeted with a shell lei, a beverage, appetizers, all while listening to the U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific. One guest per registered participant.
 Closing Dinner Private Luau, Friday, September 17 – Set against the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean, the conference wraps with a private luau on Wailea Beach. Say “Aloha” to friends as you experience the local flavors of Hawaii and entertainment by one of Hawaii’s largest and longest running Polynesian production show, Tihati, as they present Te Au Moana, the ocean tide. Guests not attending the conference are invited to join participants at the closing dinner. Purchase guest tickets via the online registration form.
 Optional Technical Tour, Saturday, September 18 – Beginning at sea level, the tour will proceed to the 10,000 ft. summit of Haleakala for a visit to the Maui Space Surveillance Complex where participants will visit the DoD’s largest optical telescope, the 3.6m AEOS telescope. Transportation and a light snack will be provided for the approximately six hour trip. (Non-U.S. citizens wishing to attend the tour must sign up prior to August 14.)