ACARP C26028 – Proximity Detection System (PDS) Validation Framework


“This project has made an attempt at developing a PDS Validation Framework that is scientifically rigorous yet practically achievable for a site to implement. The project, which involved an initial investigation into the fundamental problems and challenges of validating such systems, proposed a staged two-tier approach to PDS validation:

  • Tier One involves validating the PDS’s Object Detection capability against a set of environmental and vehicle speed variables;
  • Tier Two covers the validation of PDS’s L8 and L9 capability (see PR5A L1 – L9 hierarchy of controls) in limited choreographed test scenarios.” (source:

“A framework for Learning and Knowledge Capture driven by all stakeholders is extremely important as this will ensure that performance failures in the application environment (if and when they do occur) is converted into critical information that helps drive the development of the next generation of improved and more robust products while simultaneously reducing the set of ‘unknown unknowns’ of the operating environment” (source:

How this project can be used to advance interoperability:

Validating and understanding how different proximity detection systems work together enables interoperability between them and feed into standardization work (e.g., ISO/DIS 21815).

Status:  Ongoing

Accessibility Model: Reports can be purchased from the ACARP website.

See also: EMESRT, ISO/DIS 21815


Mining3 has also created a toolkit based on this framework: