Journal of Systems Engineering and Electronics ›› 2021, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (5): 1083-1096.doi: 10.23919/JSEE.2021.000093

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Dataset of human motion status using IR-UWB through-wall radar

Zhengliang ZHU1,3(), Degui YANG2,*(), Junchao ZHANG2(), Feng TONG1,3   

  1. 1 Key Laboratory of Underwater Acoustic Communication and Marine Information Technology of the Ministry of Education, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China
    2 School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China
    3 College of Ocean and Earth Sciences, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China
  • Received:2020-09-30 Online:2021-10-18 Published:2021-11-04
  • Contact: Degui YANG;;
  • About author:|ZHU Zhengliang was born in 1994. He received his B.S. degree from Changsha University of Science and Technology, Changsha, China, in 2017. In 2020, he received his M.S. degree from the Central South University, Changsha, China. Now, He is pursuing his Ph.D. degree at the Key Laboratory of Underwater Acoustic Communication and Marine Information Technology of the Ministry of Education, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China. His current research interests include ultra-wideband radar signal processing and underwater acoustic communication network. E-mail:||YANG Degui was born in 1978. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the Electronic Science and Engineering School, National University of Defense Technology, China, in 1997, 2002, and 2011, respectively. He is currently a full professor with the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Central South University, Changsha, China. From 2016 to 2017, he was an academic visitor of the Imperial College London, U.K. He has authored or coauthored two books and more than 20 articles. His research interests include the optical and radar characteristic analysis and radar signal processing. E-mail:||ZHANG Junchao was born in 1991. He received his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering and automation from HoHai University, Nanjing, China, in 2014, and Ph.D. degree in pattern recognition and intelligence systems from Shenyang Institude of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, China, in 2019. From 2017 to 2018, he visited the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA, as a joint Ph.D. student. He works with the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Central South University, Changsha, China. His research interests include polarization imaging, image processing, machine learning, and pattern recognition. E-mail:||TONG Feng was born in 1973. He received his Ph.D. degree in underwater acoustics from Xiamen University, China, in 2000. From 2000 to 2002, he was a post-doctoral fellow with the Department of Radio Engineering, Southeast University, China. In 2003, he joined the Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Management, City University of Hong Kong, as a research associate for one and a half year. From 2009 to 2010, he was a visiting scholar with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of California, San Diego, USA. He is currently a professor with the Department of Applied Marine Physics and Engineering, Xiamen University. His research interests focus on underwater acoustic communication and acoustic signal processing. E-mail:
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    This work was supported by the National Key Research and Development Program of China (2018YFC0810202) and the National Defence Pre-research Foundation of China (61404130119)


Ultra-wideband (UWB) through-wall radar has a wide range of applications in non-contact human information detection and monitoring. With the integration of machine learning technology, its potential prospects include the physiological monitoring of patients in the hospital environment and the daily monitoring at home. Although many target detection methods of UWB through-wall radar based on machine learning have been proposed, there is a lack of an opensource dataset to evaluate the performance of the algorithm. This published dataset is measured by impulse radio UWB (IR-UWB) through-wall radar system. Three test subjects are measured in different environments and several defined motion status. Using the presented dataset, we propose a human-motion-status recognition method using a convolutional neural network (CNN), and the detailed dataset partition method and the recognition process flow are given. On the well-trained network, the recognition accuracy of testing data for three kinds of motion status is higher than 99.7%. The dataset presented in this paper considers a simple environment. Therefore, we call on all organizations in the UWB radar field to cooperate to build opensource datasets to further promote the development of UWB through-wall radar.

Key words: impulse radio ultra-wideband (IR-UWB), through-wall radar, human motion status, dataset, convolutional neural network (CNN)