AMOS Conference Abstracts and Proceedings
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2020 AMOS Conference Archive
The 21st, and first virtual, Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies (AMOS) Conference, presented by Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB), helped foster important dialogue and international collaboration on the space environment, at a time when global security is rapidly changing. With relatively little advance notice, the AMOS team was able to make the inaugural all-virtual conference experience engaging and fruitful with the combination of live-streaming, on-demand sessions, digital exhibits, and networking chatrooms. 885 participants from 25 countries around the world spanning 19 time zones attended. Learn more
2019 AMOS Conference Archive
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference (AMOS) brought together a record-breaking 919 participants from 18 countries, the largest attendance in its history. Keynotes and panel discussions focused on improving SSA and STM to enable a rapidly growing commercial space economy while ensuring the safety, security, reliability, and operational sustainability of outer space to benefit all nations. Attendees discussed the critical nature of space safety, and focused on the need to mitigate the risk of collision or interference between satellites. As the situation becomes more urgent and the need for collaborative sustainability grows, governmental space policy, business incentives, and special technical requirements may all be needed to enhance space sustainability. Learn more.
2018 AMOS Conference Archive
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. Learn more.
2017 AMOS Conference Archive<
The 18th AMOS Conference held September 2017 attracted the highest attendance to date, welcoming a total of 738 participants with 48% from industry, 30% from military and government, 14% from academia, 5% from Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), and 3% other. A continued emphasis on global SSA efforts resulted in our highest international attendance yet—100 individuals participated from 15 countries. The Conference featured more than 100 technical papers in the fields of sensor processing, adaptive imaging, and Space Situational Awareness. In addition, 30 sponsors and exhibitors contributed to the success of this distinctive event. Whether from military, civilian, or contractor organizations, they have advanced the surveillance of space and its associated tasks. Learn more.
2016 AMOS Conference Archive
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. Learn more.
2015 AMOS Conference Archive
The 16th AMOS Conference was attended by 540 participants with over 50% from industry, 26% from military and government, 13% from academia and 7% 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 17 exhibitors. Learn more.
2014 AMOS Conference Archive
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. Learn more.
2013 AMOS Conference Archive
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. Learn more.
2012 AMOS Conference Archive
The top scientific conference in the specialized fields of optics, imaging and space surveillance once again delivered a stellar program at the 13th Annual AMOS Conference presented by the Maui Economic Development Board in Maui, Hawaii on September 11-14, 2012. Learn more.
2011 AMOS Conference Archive
The top scientific conference in the specialized fields of optics, imaging and space surveillance once again delivered a stellar program at the 12th Annual AMOS Conference presented by the Maui Economic Development Board in Maui, Hawaii on September 13-16, 2011.
In his keynote address to the conference, USAF General William Shelton said, “The main goal is a mature space alliance to increase global safety in space.” Keynotes by University of Hawaii President, MRC Greenwood, and Space Foundation’s Vice President of Washington Operations, Brendan Curry also touched on the Intersection of Science, Research and Education, as well as Beltway Optics and the Impact of Politics on Space Policy. Learn more.
2010 AMOS Conference Archive
Set against the beauty of the Pacific Ocean at the Wailea Marriott Hotel, the 11th annual Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference was held on September 14-17, 2010 and welcomed over 620 experts in the field from all over the world. The AMOS Conference is a premier international conference that facilitates information-sharing and collaborative partnerships among researchers involved in space surveillance and optical systems development. Participants from across the US, Canada, Italy, Spain, Great Britain, Germany, Japan, Russia, Switzerland engaged in technical sessions, targeted discussions in the poster and exhibit venue, as well as a variety of networking opportunities. Learn more.
2009 AMOS Conference Archive
The tenth annual AMOS Conference was held on September 1-4 at the Wailea Marriott Hotel in Maui, Hawaii. The conference was well attended by more than 630 scientists, engineers and technical managers from 10 countries including China, Japan, Italy, and Russia. Some of the many topics presented at the conference included telescopes and cameras, imaging methods, adaptive optics, space object identification, astrodynamics, University of Hawaii’s Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (PanSTARRS), and the Iridium-Cosmos collision. Learn more.
2008 AMOS Conference Archive
The ninth annual AMOS Conference brought together over 580 scientists, engineers and technical managers from across the nation to listen and discuss the latest in Space Situational Awareness, military space capabilities and related technologies. The conference has grown in prestige and respect among the SSA community from the military to private industry, from government to academia. Learn more.
2007 AMOS Conference Archive
Participation at the 2007 AMOS Conference was 550-strong, and included representation from across the U.S., Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, France, Japan, Russia, Switzerland, and Taiwan. The record attendance was augmented by key sponsorships, a dozen exhibitors, and hospitality receptions hosted by industry. Conferees held numerous sidebar sessions—formal and informal—to form new partnerships and plans. Learn more.
2006 AMOS Conference Archive
Over 400 scientists, engineers, and technical managers from academia, industry, government, and the military participated in the four-day program where over 140 technical papers were presented in space-related areas including adaptive optics, astronomy, imaging, lasers, metrics, orbital debris, non-resolved object characterization, Pan-STARRS, SSA programs and systems, telescopes, and sensors. Learn more.
Since 1999, Maui Economic Development Board has been pleased to provide management support for the annual AMOS Technical Conference. Over the years, the conference has grown in reputation and attendance and has been heralded as a signature event addressing the subject of Space Situational Awareness. For information on the past conferences, please visit http://www.maui.afmc.af.mil/conferences.html.