The 14th annual AMOS Conference featured more than 100 technical papers, showcased 23 sponsors and 17 exhibitors. The four-day program included the 2nd Annual SSA Policy Forum, co-hosted by the Space Foundation, and Secure World Foundation co-presented an inaugural “AMOS Dialogue” workshop. The Conference also featured a range of keynotes, moderators and panelists, which included representatives from the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Defense, civil, commercial and non-governmental organizations.

2013 SSA Policy Forum Report
2013 SSA Policy Forum Report

2013 AMOS Dialogue Summary Report
AMOS Dialogue Summary Report


Technical Chairs

Wes Freiwald, PDS
Paul Kervin, AFRL/RDSM

Session Chairs

Adaptive Optics and Imaging – Michael Hart, Steward Observatory, University of Arizona
Astrodynamics – Moriba Jah, Air Force Research Laboratory
Non-resolved Object Characterization – Doyle Hall, Boeing LTS
Optical Systems – Stacie Williams, Air Force Research Laboratory
Orbital Debris – Thomas Schildknecht, Astronomical Institute, University of Bern
Space-based Assets – Lauchie Scott, Defence R&D Canada, Ottawa

Conference Advisor

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

2013 Sponsors and Exhibitors

Analytical Graphics, Inc.
AGI’s commercially available SSA software suite generates highly accurate orbit state estimates and high-definition ephemeris (HiDEph) to build and maintain a space catalog. This HiDEph catalog enables SSA services and applications including maneuver processing, conjunction assessment, sensor tasking and SSA data visualization. Featuring an open architecture and multiple algorithm support, AGI’s SSA products are designed for scalability, web-based user interaction and full-database integration.

Applied Optimization
Applied Optimization, Inc., is an Engineering Research and Development firm whose core expertise is the technology development and expertise to solve problems of estimation, process modeling, and operational methodology. Applied Optimization uses complex mathematical algorithms and scientific principles to produce simulated effects and to project results for conditions that cannot be readily tested in a physical laboratory.

Applied Technology Associates
ATA is a precision measurement, sensing and controls company providing services and products to government and commercial customers. ATA has demonstrated a remarkable ability to transition technology to operational use and commercial products by leveraging internal and government funded research and development.

BAE Systems
BAE Systems Support Solutions provides a range of products and services to meet needs in readiness and sustainment and operational support across the land, aviation, maritime and C4ISR domains, supporting the U.S. Department of Defense and federal agencies. Support Solutions is also a leading non-nuclear ship repair, modernization and conversion company, serving the U.S. Navy and other maritime customers.

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. is a subsidiary of Ball Corporation. Ball Aerospace is a leader in design, development and manufacture of innovative aerospace systems. They produce spacecraft, instruments and sensors, RF and microwave technologies, data exploitation solutions and a variety of advanced aerospace technologies and products that enable exciting missions.

Bear Machinery, Inc.
Bear Machinery provides a team of well-trained and motivated craftsmen to tackle difficult machining and fabricating tasks to support our customers in Hawaii and the continental U.S.  Bear Machinery fits well with product development and prototyping as well as contract manufacturing. They offer a wide range of services and can provide engineering support as well.

The Boeing Company
Boeing is the world’s leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Additionally, Boeing designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems.

County of Maui
The government of the County of Maui, encompasses the islands of Kaho`olawe, Lana`i, Maui and Moloka`i, in the State of Hawai`i, USA with a mission to promote and nurture sustainable economic development within Maui County consistent with the community’s needs and priorities.  Support for the AMOS Conference comes through the County’s Office of Economic Development which works in partnership with the community, business and government sectors to strengthen and diversify the economy by supporting existing businesses, and by assisting in the attraction, development and expansion of new businesses.

EOS Space Systems
EOS Space Systems  is a commercial scientific and engineering arm of EOS Australia.  Its focus areas include:
– Earth orbit astrodynamics and orbital propagation studies
– Laser ranging research and development
– Space debris orbital perturbation using photonic momentum coupling
– Adaptive optics for use with laser ranging
– SSA and laser tracking observatory engineering
– Beam director telescopes and enclosures
– Automated systems engineering, and Automated observatory design and delivery
EOSSS promotes the use of EO systems as adjunct technologies used in harmony with radar systems for the cataloguing, and eventually the management of space debris.

Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and about 14,000 employees — including 6,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems and services.

Lockheed Martin Corporation
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 118,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services. The Corporation’s net sales for 2012 were $47.2 billion.

Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Santa Barbara Focalplane
Lockheed Martin Space Systems designs, develops, tests, manufactures and operates a full spectrum of advanced-technology systems for national security, civil and commercial customers. Lockheed Martin Santa Barbara Focalplane is a world leader in the design, custom development and manufacture of multi-spectral infrared focal plane array detectors, sensor engines and complete camera imaging systems.

Northrop Grumman Corporation
Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide.

Pacific Defense Solutions
The PDS team has extensive knowledge and experience in developing technology for Space Situational Awareness (SSA). PDS supports programs such as the Spaces Based Space Surveillance (SBSS) program, Maui Space Surveillance Site (MSSS), and the Real-time Optical Surveillance Applications (ROSA).

Rayleigh Optical Corporation
Rayleigh Optical Corporation is a worldwide supplier of optics for astronomical observatories, universities, industry, government, R&D, and national laboratories. Established in 1987, ROC has extensive experience in the manufacture and testing of large optical components specializing in aspherical optics.

Raytheon is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 90 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services.

Sandia National Laboratories
For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation’s most challenging security issues. Sandia National Laboratories is operated and managed by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation. Sandia Corporation operates Sandia National Laboratories as a contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and supports numerous federal, state, and local government agencies, companies, and organizations.

Schafer Corporation
Schafer Corporation is a scientific and engineering company providing technical solutions to mission critical challenges in national security. Schafer contributions to the national security are focused in four key areas: C4ISR – maintaining our military’s key advantage; Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction – defeating the nation’s number one threat; Agile Enterprise Transformation – enabling mission attainment within declining budgets; and National Intelligence / Cyber Security – supporting the nation’s first line of defense / countering the fastest-growing threat.

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)/Leidos
Portions of SAIC renamed Leidos, Inc., subject to consummation of a separation transaction if approved by SAIC board of directors, Leidos is a new organization with expertise in national security, health and engineering that uses superior innovation and “at scale” agility to deliver end-to-end solutions that solve customer challenges.

Secure World Foundation
Secure World Foundation is an endowed, private operating foundation that promotes cooperative solutions for space sustainability and the peaceful uses of outer space. The Foundation acts as a research body, convener and facilitator to promote key space security and other space related topics and to examine their influence on governance and international development.

Software Bisque, Inc. /Officina Stellare
Software Bisque develops low cost satellite tracking systems including The SkyX Professional Edition Astronomy Software which is an essential tool for observatory control, deep space imaging and scientific discovery, and includes the broadest range of advanced features to enhance your experience under the night skies.  Software Bisque is partnered with Officina Stellare–a company from Italy specialized in the engineering and manufacture of “state of the art” telescopes.

Space Foundation
The Space Foundation is the foremost advocate for all sectors of the space industry and an expert in all aspects of space, the Space Foundation is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs that bring space into the classroom and major industry events, including the National Space Symposium, all in support of their mission to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity.

SpaceNav is a Colorado-based applied mathematics & aerospace engineering company. They deliver technical solutions in the areas of Space Situational Awareness, Systems Engineering, and Mission Operations. SpaceNav’s expertise is in the areas of modeling & simulation, estimation, orbit determination, and optimization.

Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies (SGT)
Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (SGT), an aerospace services company, was founded in 1994 by Harold Stinger and Dr. Kam Ghaffarian. They are headquartered in Greenbelt, Maryland with locations throughout the country.  SGT is dedicated to customer satisfaction and providing high quality support in the areas of Engineering, Science, Project Management and Information Technology.

Universities Space Research Association (USRA)
(USRA) is an independent, nonprofit research corporation where the combined efforts of in-house talent and university-based expertise merge to advance space science and technology. USRA works across disciplines including biomedicine, planetary science, astrophysics, and engineering and integrates those competencies into applications ranging from fundamental research to facility management and operations.

University of Hawaii
The University of Hawai‘i System includes 10 campuses and dozens of educational, training and research centers across the Hawaiian Islands. As the public system of higher education in Hawai‘i, UH offers opportunities as unique and diverse as our Island home.


2013 AMOS Conference SSA Policy Forum Opening Session

AMOS 2013 Session 1

AMOS 2013 Session 2 A

AMOS 2013 Session 2 B

AMOS 2013 Session 3