FAQ

HATS Systems

What is J-HATT?

J-HATT, a ground control station (GCS) and testbed for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), was developed to enhance NASA’s research capabilities, particularly those enabling UAS integration into the national airspace system (NAS).

What is M-HATT?

M-HATT, another innovative UAS GCS testbed partially funded with a NASA SBIR, has been designed to enable rapid research and development cycles with easy integration of new capabilities. M-HATT is also designed to allow its single human operator to simultaneously oversee and manage upwards of 100 UAS.

What is R-HATS?

R-HATS, technology developed under a NASA contract, reduces the number of human operators needed to manage complex systems by allowing the seamless sharing of tasks and responsibilities between automation and human.

How are AI systems different from IA systems?

In machine learning and cognitive science, Artificial Intelligence (AI) refers to the systematic programming of machines to mimic certain human cognitive capabilities – thus creating intelligent machines. This technology typically requires human experts to laboriously program specific abilities in order to establish the machine’s functional capabilities.  Increasingly Autonomous systems (IAs) focus on self-directed activities that do not require continuous oversight by humans, and may or may not involve significant amounts of AI.

What are the future expectations for the UAS industry?

According to Business Insider, the market for commercial drones is expected to expand at an estimated annual growth rate of 19% between 2015 and 2020.  Initiatives to invest in emerging drone technology have skyrocketed although adequate regulation is still in development.  HATS has the advantage of working closely with NASA which, working with the FAA, will be fundamentally responsible for helping shape the nature and scope of future UAS operations.

How can I learn more about partnering with HATS?

To inquire about business opportunities with HATS, or to request further information,                   contact HATS at 818 921 6166 or at info@hats.solutions.