Sensors 2013, 13(7), 8140-8154; doi:10.3390/s130708140
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Stop-and-Go Mode: Sensor Manipulation as Essential as Sensor Development in Terrestrial Laser Scanning

1 Institute of Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems, Beijing Key Lab of Spatial Information Integration and Its Applications, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China 2 Department of Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry, Finnish Geodetic Institute, 02430 Masala, Finland
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Received: 8 May 2013; in revised form: 15 June 2013 / Accepted: 17 June 2013 / Published: 25 June 2013
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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Abstract: This study was dedicated to illustrating the significance of sensor manipulation in the case of terrestrial laser scanning, which is a field now in quick development. In fact, this quickness was mainly rooted in the emergence of new sensors with better performance, while the implications of sensor manipulation have not been fully recognized by the whole community. For this technical gap, the stop-and-go mapping mode can be reckoned as one of the potential solution plans. Stop-and-go was first proposed to handle the low efficiency of traditional static terrestrial laser scanning, and then, it was re-emphasized to improve the stability of sample collections for the state-of-the-art technology of mobile laser scanning. This work reviewed the previous efforts of trying the stop-and-go mode for improving the performance of static and mobile terrestrial laser scanning and generalized their principles respectively. This work also analyzed its advantages compared to the fully-static and fully-kinematic terrestrial laser scanning, and suggested the plans with more automatic measures for raising the efficacy of terrestrial laser scanning. Overall, this literature review indicated that the stop-and-go mapping mode as a case with generic sense can verify the presumption of sensor manipulation as essential as sensor development.
Keywords: stop-and-go; static terrestrial laser scanning; mobile terrestrial laser scanning; sensor manipulation

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Lin, Y.; Hyyppä, J.; Kukko, A. Stop-and-Go Mode: Sensor Manipulation as Essential as Sensor Development in Terrestrial Laser Scanning. Sensors 2013, 13, 8140-8154.

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Lin Y, Hyyppä J, Kukko A. Stop-and-Go Mode: Sensor Manipulation as Essential as Sensor Development in Terrestrial Laser Scanning. Sensors. 2013; 13(7):8140-8154.

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Lin, Yi; Hyyppä, Juha; Kukko, Antero. 2013. "Stop-and-Go Mode: Sensor Manipulation as Essential as Sensor Development in Terrestrial Laser Scanning." Sensors 13, no. 7: 8140-8154.

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