An approach is proposed to identify the modal properties of a subsystem made up of an arbitrary chosen inner module of embedded space equipment. An experimental modal analysis was carried out along the equipment transverse direction with references taken onto its outer housing. In parallel, a numerical model using the finite element (FE) method was developed to correlate with the measured results. A static Guyan reduction has led to a set of master degrees of freedom in which the experimental mode shapes were expanded. An updating technique consisting in minimizing the dynamic residual induced by the FE model and the measurements has been investigated. A last verification has consisted in solving the numeric model composed of the new mass and stiffness matrices obtained by means of a minimization of the error in the constitutive equation method.

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