Meyer Nahon


Mechanical Engineering

Ph.D. McGill University

M.ASc. University of Toronto

B.ASc. Queen's University

Macdonald Engineering Building, Rm 455 Map

External Website

514-398-2383 [office]

514-398-7365 [Fax]

meyer.nahon [at] (Email)

Research Interests

Primary Research Theme: Dynamics and Control
Research Group/Lab : Centre for Intelligent Machines

Fundamental: Dynamics and control of mechanical systems. Motion measurement. Cable dynamics. Vehicle dynamics. Aeronautical: Dynamics and control of tethered aerostats, towed instruments, autonomous vehicles, aircraft. Motion measurement using accelerometers, rate gyros, GPS. Underwater: Dynamics and control of ROVs, AUVs, towed vehicles. Robotics: Kinematics, dynamics, control of parallel mechanisms, with emphasis on flight simulator platforms. Contact force determination in the simulation of multibody systems.

Current Research Projects

  • Dynamics/control of cable actuation (systems actuated using cables, such as robots, cranes, elevators, etc.)
  • Dynamics and control of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)
  • Motion planning and obstacle avoidance for UAVs
  • Dynamics and control of underwater vehicles


For More Research Projects


Most Significant Publications

  • J. Levin, A. Paranjape and M. Nahon, 2018, 'Sideslip and Slipstream in Extreme Maneuvering with Fixed-Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles', AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 41, No. 7, pp. 1610-1616.
  • E. Bulka and M. Nahon, 2018, 'Automatic Control for Aerobatic Maneuvering of Agile Fixed-Wing UAVs', to appear in Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems.
  • M. Al-Solihat and M. Nahon, 2016, 'Stiffness of Slack and Taut Moorings', Ships and Offshore Structures, Vol. 11, No. 8, pp. 890-904.
  • W. Khan and M. Nahon, 2015, 'Development and Validation of a Propeller Slipstream Model for Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles', AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 52, No.6, pp. 1985-1994.


For More Recent Publications


For Honours Thesis Projects Under Professor Nahon's Supervision

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