The 19th AMOS Conference was the largest in its history bringing together representatives from government, industry, and academia to discuss the rapid changes in the field of Space Situational Awareness (SSA) and Space Traffic Management (STM). The SSA community is growing globally, evident in the number and proportion of international attendees at the annually-held AMOS Conference, one of the principal technical conferences in SSA. Over 840 attendees from 23 countries participated in the strong technical program. Keynote speakers, panel discussions, technical short courses, exhibits and poster presentations addressed the growing number of space operators, the move to commercial activities, and the importance of balancing commercial innovation with national security and international relations. 

Download 2018 Conference Program

Summary Report from the 6th Annual AMOS Dialogue on SSA and Satellite Servicing

The sixth annual AMOS Dialogue, a small, invitation-only workshop co-hosted by the Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB) and Secure World Foundation (SWF) was held during the 2018 Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies (AMOS) Conference to discuss the links between space situational awareness (SSA) and commercial rendezvous and proximity operations (RPO) and on-orbit satellite servicing (OOS). Download Publication

Best Paper and Student Award Winner

Probabilistic Data Association Based on Intersection of Orbit Sets
Laura Pirovano, University of Surrey

Conference Photos & Videos 

2018 AMOS Conference – Part 1 (Opening, Policy Forum, Closing and Award Winners)
2018 AMOS Conference – Part 2 ( (Short Courses, Receptions, Exhibit Hall and Registration)
Satellite and Astronomy Viewing
2018 Space Exploration Student Session

Videos of the Opening, Keynotes and SSA Policy Forums are available on the AMOS Conference YouTube channel.

Technical Chairs

Paul Kervin, AFRL/RDSM
Wes Freiwald, PDS

Conference Advisor

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

Session Chairs

Adaptive Optics and Imaging
Scott Hunt, Air Force Research Laboratory
John Lambert, Cornerstone Defense

Islam Hussein, L3 Applied Defense Solutions
Vishnuu Mallik, University of Texas at Austin

Non-Resolved Object Characterization
Heather Cowardin, Jacobs-JETS
Marcus Holzinger, University of Colorado Boulder

Optical Systems & Instrumentation
Tamara Payne, Applied Optimization
Jim Shell, Novarum Tech

Orbital Debris
James Frith, Orbital Debris
Noelia Sanchez Ortiz, Deimos Space

Rita Cognion, BAE Systems
Tom Kelecy, L3 Applied Defense Solutions

Space Situational Awareness
Greg Cohen, Western Sydney University
Tim Flohrer, ESA/ESOC Space Debris Office

Space-Based Assets
Pat Patterson, Space Dynamics Laboratory
Jeff Sherk, Metis

Mahalo to our 2018 Sponsors and Exhibitors

Featured Exhibitors

a.i. solutionsLeoLabs
AFRL | AFOSRLockheed Martin
AGINorthrop Grumman
Applied OptimizationNPC
Astro Haven EnterprisesNumerica Corporation
Astrosysteme AustriaOrbit Logic
BoeingPlaneWave Instruments
CelestronSierra Nevada Corporation
Charles River AnalyticsSpace Environment Research Centre
EOS Space SystemsTesat Spacecom
ExoAnalytic SolutionsTOPTICA Photonics
Finger Lakes InstrumentationTyvak Nano Satellite Systems, Inc.
Kratos RT LogicUniversity of Hawaii