HERMES Geospatial Airplane Detector

Model Overview

Detect and localize commercial airplanes from a variety of satellite angles with the CVEDIA HERMES Geospatial Airplane Detector. This model performs from 60-90 degrees to provide comprehensive detection, and functions on low-resolution imagery.

The HERMES off-the-shelf algorithm was created to power alternative data. Shipping and military aircraft classes as well as fine-grain classification are available as custom add-ons – contact us for more information.



Optimized for edge performance with a low power profile


Dawn to dusk


Performs on viewing angles from 60-90 degrees


Environmentally-agnostic performance


CVEDIA is a pioneer in the use of synthetic data for machine perception. We use deep learning to create synthetic-based detection and classification algorithms. CVEDIA models actually outperform traditional models because synthetic data allows for feature-based design. That means our models are safer and quicker to market. Today we work with over 30 of the world’s largest companies on their most complex deep learning projects.

Every model is backed by an ongoing maintenance service, as well as the ability to customize and add to a model through our in-house development team. We’ll even help you deploy our models in your software stack. Contact us for more information.

Operating Specifications




Visible light


Backbone: Resnet-101, Detector: RefineDet



CVEDIA Services


Each CVEDIA model comes backed with an ongoing maintenance agreement. Our team is available for continuous improvements and to ensure upkeep. Reach out to us for more information.

Fine Grain Classification

Speak to our team to discuss vehicle classification as a service add on or as a separate model. CVEDIA’s in-house team will work with you to define your requirements, and build a synthetic-based model incorporating your classification specifications.

Additional Species

CVEDIA models are built using proprietary synthetic data technology – meaning adding additional classes to your model is possible in a matter of weeks.

Use Cases

Alternative Data

Use the CVEDIA HERMES algorithm to aggregate alternative data on tourism, flights, and airlines. HERMES can be used to count docked airplanes over airports via satellite and aircraft.


Use HERMES in your broader aerial surveying system to detect and analyze aircraft patterns.

Aerial Security

Ensure safe environments and flights with real-time aircraft detection in unknown environments. Military aircraft classification is available as a custom add-on.