Celebrating our 15th year, the AMOS Conference was attended by 530 participants with over 50% from industry, 25% from military and government, 15% from academia and 10% from FFRDCs. The Conference featured more than 100 technical papers in the fields of sensor processing, adaptive imaging and Space Situational Awareness (SSA), and showcased 25 sponsors and 16 exhibitors.

Summary Report

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Summary Report


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Technical Chairs

Wes Freiwald, IAI-PDS
Paul Kervin, AFRL/RDSM

Conference Advisor

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

Session Chairs

Adaptive Optics and Imaging, Charles Matson, Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Astrodynamics, Paul Schumacher, Air Force Research Laboratory
Conjunction Assessment, Lauri Newman, NASA
Daylight Imaging, Stacie Williams, Air Force Research Laboratory
Non-resolved Object Characterization, Matt Hejduk, a.i. solutions
Orbital Debris, Thomas Schildknecht, Astronomical Institute, University of Bern
Sensor Processing, Paul Sydney, IAI-PDS
Space Weather, Randall Alliss, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Space Systems, Pat Patterson, Space Dynamics Laboratory
Space Situational Awareness, Lindsay Millard, DARPA

2014 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 Defense Solutions
Applied Defense Solutions, Inc. (ADS) is a highly-specialized Technical Services and Solutions company that applies our operational experience and development knowledge to provide unique subject matter expertise and to build highly effective mission critical systems for its’ customers.  Headquartered in Columbia Maryland, with offices in Virginia, Colorado and Pennsylvania, ADS addresses the space systems, national security space, geospatial information systems, and modeling & simulation markets for the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, Civil Space, and the Commercial Space Industry.

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.

Alliant Techsystems Inc. (ATK)
ATK is an aerospace, defense and commercial products company with operations in 22 states, Puerto Rico and internationally.  ATK is a leader in ammunition, precision and strike weapons, missile-warning solutions, and tactical rocket motors, and the leader in satellite components and systems, including composite structures that meet unprecedented thermal stability requirements.

ASRC Federal
ASRC Federal comprises a family of companies that provide mission-critical services to federal government agencies dedicated to defense, civil and intelligence support. Their customer-focused service delivery model and emphasis on operational excellence are foundational elements infused in all their companies.

American Astronautical Society
The premier network of current and future space professionals dedicated to advancing all space activities. The American Astronautical Society has long been recognized for the excellence of its national meetings, technical meetings, symposia and publications and for their impact on shaping the U.S. space program.  Members have opportunities to meet with leaders in their field and in related disciplines, exchange information and ideas, discuss career aspirations and expand their knowledge and expertise.

Astro Haven
The ideal domes for telescopes, radar, and tracking devices. The lowest cost of ownership for amateur astronomers, commercial and educational institutions as well as military, defense, and government organizations.

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.

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.

Economic Development Alliance of Hawaii (EDAH)
EDAH is a consortium of economic development boards: Enterprise HonoluluHawaii Island Economic Development BoardKauai Economic Development BoardMaui Economic Development Board; and representation from business, academic, and financial institutions.

General Dynamics
General Dynamics is an aerospace and defense company that offers a broad portfolio of products and services in business aviation; combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions; shipbuilding; and communication and information technology systems and solutions.

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.

Integrity Applications Incorporated – Pacific Defense Solutions
Providing World Class Engineering and Scientific Service for Government and Commercial Customers. Pacific Defense Solutions is based in Kihei, Hawaii. The PDS team’s expertise in space surveillance have made them a critical asset in the Space Situational Awareness and space control communities. Customers include the Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles (RV) and Directed Energy (RD) Directorates, DARPA, NAVSEA, the Boeing Company, and the Maui Space Surveillance Site.

Lockheed Martin Corporation
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 113,000 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 2013 were $45.4 billion.

Maui High Performance Computing Center (MHPCC), DOD Supercomputing Resource Center (DSRC)
The MHPCC DSRC, established in 1993, is an Air Force research Laboratory (AFRL) Center managed by the University of Hawaii under contract to the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Directed Energy Directorate at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. The MHPCC DSRC operates as one of the five DoD Supercomputing Resource Centers in the DoD’s High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP). The MHPCC DSRC allocates more than 70,000,000 computational hours annually to the HPCMP Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation community.

NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
At NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., where the nation’s journey to space began more than a half-century ago, a dedicated group of engineers, scientists and business professionals lead the development and testing of tomorrow’s flagship space vehicles, space systems and rocket engines.

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.

Officina Stellare
Officina Stellare is a company specialized in the engineering and manufacture of “state of the art” telescopes. The philosophy of Officina Stellare is to create products that astonish the professionals in astronomy for their level of quality and perfection, both optical and mechanical. If you are a professional of astroimaging or a Scientific or Educational Institution you will find the products of Officina Stellare the best available on the world market.

Orbital Sciences
As the industry leader in small- and medium-class space and rocket systems, Orbital provides a complete set of reliable, cost-effective products. Orbital also supports human space flight by supplying commercial cargo resupply services for the International Space Station using our new Antares® rocket and Cygnus™ cargo logistics spacecraft.  In addition, Orbital provides full service engineering, production and technical services for NASA, DoD, commercial and academic space programs.

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.

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
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.  

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 Technoloiges, Inc. (SGT)
SGT, an aerospace services company, is dedicated to customer satisfaction and providing high quality support in the areas of Engineering, Science, Project Management and Information Technology. SGT is ISO 9001:2000 and CMMI Level 3 certified. They support substantial contracts for various government agencies including NASA, DoD, NOAA, USGS, and USAID. We also maintain strong affiliations and active partnerships with companies throughout the nation and work to Achieve Results and Exceed Expectations.

Located in Palo Alto, California, SSL has a long history of delivering reliable satellites and spacecraft systems for commercial and government customers around the world. As a leading provider of commercial satellites, with more commercial capacity on orbit than any other manufacturer, the company works closely with satellite operators to provide spacecraft for a broad range of services including direct-to-home television, digital audio radio, broadband Internet, mobile communications, Earth observation, and more. Billions of people around the world depend on SSL satellites every day. For more information, visit www.sslmda.com.

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.