A dataset of higher-order Ambisonic room impulse responses and 3D models measured in a room with varying furniture

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This paper presents Motus, a new dataset of higher-order Ambisonic room impulse responses. The measurements took place in a single room while varying the amount and placement of furniture. 830 different room configurations were measured with four source-to-receiver configurations, resulting in 3320 room impulse responses in total. The dataset features various furniture object placements, including non-uniform distributions of absorptive material and cases with occluded direct paths between source and receiver. All acoustic measurements are accompanied by matching 3D models and 360°-photographs of the room. After describing the dataset, we demonstrate its usage with a reverberation time analysis. The analysis reveals that most of our measurements follow the expected relationship between absorption area and reverberation time. Some exceptional cases feature particular room acoustic phenomena, such as non-uniform absorption area distributions or multi-slope decays. Additionally, we show with a large number of measurements that furniture placement can significantly affect the reverberation time of a room. The dataset can be used to investigate room acoustic topics such as the acoustic effects of absorber placements or the decay behavior of rooms.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 Immersive and 3D Audio: from Architecture to Automotive (I3DA)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-6654-0998-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-6654-0999-5
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sept 2021
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Immersive and 3D Audio - Bologna, Italy
Duration: 8 Sept 202110 Sept 2021


ConferenceInternational Conference on Immersive and 3D Audio
Abbreviated titleI3DA


  • Dataset
  • room impulse response
  • room acoustics
  • Room acoustic analysis
  • reverberation time
  • 3D model
  • Acoustic measurements


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