Factors Affecting the Precision of Choreographed Displays

K.L. and B.J Kosanke

For maximum effectiveness of tightly choreographed fireworks displays, it is important that shell bursts occur very near their intended times. For the purpose of this article, it is assumed that electrical firing employing a computer or other means of accurately applying the firing current to electric matches is being used. In addition, it is assumed that the choreographer has accurate information about the firing and burst characteristics of the shells being used, and that no errors are made in the design of the choreography or in the loading of the display. In that combine to affect the overall precision of the shell burst times. First is the preciseness of the shell firings from their mortars; second is the preciseness of the time fuse burning. (In the context of this article, “preciseness” is intended to indicate consistency or reproducibility of events.)

Ref: Selected Pyrotechnic Publication of K.L. and B.J Kosanke, Part 6, (2001-2002), pp 59-60

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