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The Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies (AMOS) Conference is the premier technical conference in the nation devoted to space surveillance. The cross section of military, contractor, and academic participation in the field of space situational awareness is unmatched by any other conference in the world, as evidenced by the continued growth in attendance, and the corresponding increase in technical excellence and collaboration.

The AMOS Conference is a program of the Maui Economic Development Board, Inc. (MEDB), a nonprofit corporation established in 1982 to focus on diversifying Maui’s economy. MEDB’s mission involves taking innovative actions that strengthen existing industry as well as diversifying through new opportunities. Learn more.

Technical Chairs

Paul Kervin, AFRL/RDSM
Wes Freiwald, PDS

Conference Advisor

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

2017 Session Chairs

Adaptive Optics and Imaging
Eric Pearce, University of Arizona Steward Observatory
Stacie Williams, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Marcus Holzinger, Georgia Institute of Technology
Paul Schumacher, Air Force Research Laboratory

Non-Resolved Object Characterization
Heather Cowardin, University of Texas El Paso, Jacobs-JETS
Matthew Hejduk, Astrorum Consulting

Optical Systems
Mike Dearborn, MITRE Corporation
Jim Shell, Novarum Tech

Orbital Debris
Carolin Frueh, Purdue University
Tim Flohrer, ESA/ESOC Space Debris Office

Space Situational Awareness
James “Chris” Higgins, SMC/SYGO
Robert “Lauchie” Scott, Defence R&D Canada

Ryan Coder, AFRL, Air Force Maui Optical and Supercomputing Site
Tamara Payne, Applied Optimization


Why Attend

  • Make connections with industry leaders and key customers in just a week — saving your company travel cost for multiple trips around the world.
  • Gain topic-specific expertise in the fields of telescope optics, adaptive imaging, and space situational awareness.
  • Stay on the cutting edge of industry trends.
  • International cross-sharing of knowledge within the SSA community.

Download a sampling of companies, universities, and government organizations that attended AMOS. List of organizations.


“Established great contacts, received fine lecture and input, visited with old colleagues.”
“Great opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and refresh knowledge of SSA.”
“Excellent information transfer and interactions in a fantastic setting.”


2018 Call for Papers – Due March 15

Conference Highlights Video

2017 AMOS Conference Highlights

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