Automatic Entity Recognition Identifying Antennas Locally

A DARPA Cyber Fast Track Project

AERIAL is a prototype computer vision system capable of detecting Antennas in images and video.

AERIAL can detect adversary communications antennas that are otherwise undetectable via radio emanations. Existing approaches for antenna detection rely solely on the identifying radio emissions via spectrum analysis. As such, antennas are only detectable while they are transmitting; non-transmitting antennas that are simply used for receiving communications will go undetected. In contrast, AERIAL is capable of detecting passive antennas in real time, even if there are no radio emissions.