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2012 AMOS Conference Summary

Program

Technical Chairs

Wes Freiwald, 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 Research Laboratory
Astrodynamics, Paul Cefola, University at Buffalo (SUNY)
Astronomy, Michael Maberry, Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawai’i
Data and Services, Travis Blake, DARPA/TTO – Space Systems
Non-Resolved Object Characterization, Matt Hejduk, LZ Technologies Inc.
Novel Approaches to Electro-optical SSA Sensing, Eric Pearce, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Orbital Debris, Thomas Schildknecht, Astronomical Institute, University of Bern
Space Weather, Randall Alliss, Northrop Grumman

Po‘okela Sponsor

The Boeing Company

Laulima Sponsor

Orbital

Lokahi Sponsors

AGI
BAE Systems
Northrop Grumman
Raytheon
Space Foundation

Kupa‘a Sponsors

Ball Aerospace
Lockheed Martin
Pacific Defense Solutions
Sandia
Schafer
USRA

Malama Sponsors

Applied Optimization
Der Astrodynamics
SpaceNav

Exhibitors

AFRL RDSM
AFRL RI
AGI
Applied Optimization
Applied Technology Associates
Astrohaven
BAE Systems
Boeing
FLIR
Lockheed Martin
Northrop Grumman
Oceanit
Scalable Display Technologies

Overview and Highlights

Co-hosted by The Boeing Company, the conference kicks off with the welcome reception providing participants with a unique networking opportunity. Surrounded by tropical breezes participants and their guests were greeted with a shell lei, a beverage, appetizers, all while listening to the U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific.
Over 110 technical papers were presented in oral and poster sessions by engineers and technical specialists from around the globe. In addition to strong technical content, AMOS presented a pre-conference SSA Forum along with a panel on the Impact of Space Technology Transfer & Commercialization.
In what’s become a highly anticipated annual event, this year’s Space in the Classroom activities, Co-sponsored by Space Foundation, included 300 middle school students and teachers participating in Audience with an Astronaut and hands-on STEM activities.