AMOS Conference was held on September 20-23 at the Wailea Marriott Resort and Spa with a record-breaking attendance of over 680 participants. The program presented over 100 technical papers and featured speakers, poster sessions, exhibits and short courses in the fields of telescope optics, adaptive imaging and international exchange of knowledge within the SSA community. Eighteen countries were represented, making this year’s conference a truly international event; showing the importance of satellites in our daily lives.

Conference Photos & Video

2016 AMOS Conference
Air Force Maui Optical and Supercomputing Site 50th Celebration
2016 Space Exploration Student Session

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2016AMOS Program
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AMOS 2016 - Abstracts
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Technical Chairs

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

Conference Advisor

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

2016 Session Chairs

Adaptive Optics and Imaging
Lt Col Michael Martinez, Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Charles Matson, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Moriba Jah, The University of Arizona
Paul Schumacher, Air Force Research Laboratory

Instrumentation and Optical Surveillance
Mark Ackermann, Sandia National Laboratories
Susan Lederer, NASA Johnson Space Center

Non-Resolved Object Characterization
Michael Duggin, Air Force Research Laboratory
Matthew Hejduk, Astrorum Consulting

Orbital Debris
Tim Flohrer, ESA/ESOC Space Debris Office
Thomas Schildknecht, Astronomical Institute, University of Bern

Space Situational Awareness (SSA)
Thomas Cooley, Air Force Research Laboratory
Stacie Williams, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

SSA Algorithms
Randall Alliss, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Ryan Coder, IAI-Pacific Defense Solutions

Mahalo to our 2016 Sponsors and Exhibitors

PO’OKELA (striving for the best)

The Boeing CompanyBOEING is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. As America’s biggest manufacturing exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in more than 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.
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LAULIMA (working together)

Laulima_AGIANALYTICAL GRAPHICS, INC. (AGI) is the official software provider of the AMOS Conference.  AGI provides commercial software for designing, developing and operating missions within the space and national defense communities.
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Laulima_LM_compVHeadquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, LOCKHEED MARTIN is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 125,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.
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Laulim_SAICSCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (SAIC) is a premier technology integrator in the technical, engineering, intelligence, and enterprise information technology markets. SAIC has approximately 15,000 employees worldwide.
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LOKAHI (collaboration and unity)

County of MauiThe 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.
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Lokahi_Harris LogoHARRIS is a proven leader in tactical communications, geospatial systems and services, air traffic management, environmental solutions, avionics and electronic warfare, and space and intelligence. During its 120-year history, Harris has transformed communications and information technology. From day one, we have focused on providing innovative, reliable solutions that connect, inform and protect the world.
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Lokahi_SWFSECURE 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.
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Lokahi_UHSThe UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI’I SYSTEM includes 10 campuses and educational, training and research centers across the Hawaiian Islands. As the public system of higher education in Hawai‘i, UH offers unique and diverse opportunities.
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KUPA’A (loyal and committed)

Kupaa_ADSAPPLIED DEFENSE SOLUTIONS, INC. (ADS) is a highly-specialized Technical Services and Solutions company that applies our aerospace engineering excellence with development knowledge and operational experience to provide unique subject matter expertise to build and operate highly effective mission critical systems for its’ customers.
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ASRCFederal_PortraitASRC FEDERAL comprises a family of companies that provide mission-critical services to federal government agencies dedicated to defense, civil and intelligence support. Our customer-focused service delivery model and emphasis on operational excellence are foundational elements infused in all our companies. The reliability and quality of day-in, day-out service delivery from our family of companies ensure our customers that we keep our sights on their mission-critical priorities.
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BALL AEROSPACE pioneers discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most. Founded at the dawn of the space age as a subsidiary of Ball Corporation, we have built on our legacy of integrity, technical expertise and value to help customers Go Beyond – across solutions, partnerships and opportunities, both today and tomorrow.
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ExoAnalytic SolutionsEXOANALYTIC SOLUTIONS (a.k.a. “Exo”) is an employee-owned small business that provides innovative technical products and services to branches of the U.S. military, agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), and commercial businesses. The company is comprised of professionals with extensive backgrounds in physics, engineering, operations research, computer science, information technology, and business management.
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Northrop GrumannNORTHROP GRUMMAN is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, strike, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. We hold ourselves to a higher standard, both in the products we deliver and in the way we conduct ourselves throughout the entire customer experience. Because, after all, we are in the business of securing a great deal more than just our place in the market.
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OrbitalATK_reg_2935cmykAs a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, ORBITAL ATK designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world both as a prime contractor and as a merchant supplier. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; satellites and associated components and services; composite aerospace structures; tactical missiles, subsystems and defense electronics; and precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition.
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Kupaa_RaytheonRAYTHEON COMPANY is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. Founded in 1922, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, capabilities in C5I (command, control, communications, computing, cyber and intelligence), sensing, effects and mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.
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Space Foundation LogoFounded in 1983, the SPACE FOUNDATION is the foremost advocate for all sectors of space, and is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium, in support of its mission “to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity.”
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SpaceNewsMedia Sponsor – SPACENEWS is dedicated to covering the business and politics of the global space industry, SpaceNews is a privately owned multimedia company headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, with staff and correspondents around the world. SpaceNews was founded in 1989 as a weekly business-to-business newspaper, which remains a must-read for thousands of government and industry space professionals. [Visit Site]

Malama (to care for)

Malama_AOAPPLIED OPTIMIZATION, INC. (AO) was founded in 1995 by Dr. Anil Chaudhary. From our original focus on advanced manufacturing to our recent aerospace engineering projects, our mission since day one has been to offer clients the right balance of non-conformity and critical thinking. As a company of engineers and scientists, our passion for all things mathematics and science has literally opened doors for our clients in multiple industries and disciplines.
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Malama_BraxtonBRAXTON delivers world class command, control, and communications products and services that ensure customer and mission success.
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Malama_CELESTRON LogoCELESTRON has been an optics industry leader for decades, ever since Tom Johnson unveiled the game-changing C8. We strive to continue his legacy by continually developing exciting products with revolutionary technologies.
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Malama_EIE Group_OS_webEIE GROUP Srl is  an EPCC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning) company in the astronomical field. Offcina Stellare design and manufacture optomechanical instrumentation for professional applications.
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HNU PhotonicsHNU PHOTONICS is a science and technology company creating cutting-edge technologies and transforming innovative ideas into state-of-the-art products with commercial, scientific and military applications.  The focus of the company is renewable energy, defense photonics, specialized optics, and medical imaging technologies.
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JSF logoToward a boundless frontier JAPAN SPACE FORUM (JSF) coordinates the efforts of industry, government, and academia in support of Japan’s aerospace industry. Japan Space Forum was established to coordinate an alliance of industry, government, and academia for the development of Japan’s aerospace industry.
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Malama_Materion_CMYKHelping our customers win. That’s what we’re all about at MATERION. We provide truly innovative material solutions to solve our customers’ most complex technical challenges. As the world changes, so do we. Our expert chemists and engineers are continually pushing the boundaries of advanced material solutions–innovating to ensure our customers are on the cutting edge in their respective markets. Our Materion team works tirelessly to serve our customers, staying at the forefront of technologies essential to their success. We are making a difference. Everyday. For our customers. For consumers. For our team. For the world.
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Malama_NPCN.P.C. New Production Concept S.r.l. is a dynamic Italian company operating in the astronomical and space field through its business unit Spacemind. The new product presented by NPC is MORAL: one meter class Alt-Az mount for demanding applications in terms of pointing/tracking accuracy and slewing rate. MORAL constitutes a powerful instrument suitable for a whole range of SSA related activities (from space debris tracking to satellite laser ranging). NPC can offer assistance in all design phases and provide a complete solution thanks to its consolidated chain of suppliers and partners.
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Malama_SESSES Government Solutions (SES GS) expands global communications capabilities of the U.S. Government by providing reliable and secure fixed commercial satellite services as well as timely and affordable solutions to access space.  With over four decades of U.S. Government experience, SES GS’s sole purpose is to provide bandwidth, end-to-end satellite communications solutions and hosted payload opportunities to U.S. Government, Intelligence and Civilian agencies.
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Malama_SpaceNavSpaceNav is a Colorado-based applied mathematics & aerospace engineering company. We 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.
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Malama_Tyvak_LogoTYVAK has been the leading expert in nanosatellite technology for over 10 years. As pioneers in the field—dating back to the original CubeSat—we’ve demonstrated our ability to revolutionize the design and manufacturing of these tiny, yet immensely powerful, satellites.
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Malama_USRAUNIVERSITIES SPACE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION (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.
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Featured Exhibitors

AFRL, Det 15Analytical Graphics, Inc.
Applied Optimization, Inc.ASA Astrosysteme Austria
Astro HavenBoeing
ComSpOCExoAnalytic Solutions
EIE GroupHNU Photonics
Finger Lakes InstrumentationMaterion
Lockheed MartinN.P.C. New Production Concept
MHPCCOfficina Stellare
Northrop GrummanPlaneWave Instruments
SAICSoftware Bisque
TyvakUniversity of Hawaii