Meyer Nahon


Chair, Mechanical Engineering

Ph.D. McGill University

M.ASc. University of Toronto

B.ASc. Queen's University

Macdonald Engineering Building, Rm 452 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)
  • Dynamics and control of underwater glider, robotic eel
  • Dynamics modeling of bicycles


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Most Significant Publications

  • G. Meunier, B. Boulet and M. Nahon, 2009, 'Control of an Overactuated Cable-Driven Parallel Mechanism for a Radio Telescope Application', IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 17, No. 5, pp. 1043-1054.
  • Y. Li, M. Nahon and I. Sharf, 2009, 'Dynamics Modeling and Simulation of Flexible Airships', AIAA Journal, Vol. 47, No. 3, pp. 592-605.
  • P. Coulombe-Pontbriand and M. Nahon, 2009, 'Experimental Testing and Modeling of a Tethered Spherical Aerostat in an Outdoor Environment', Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Vol. 97, No. 5-6, pp. 208-218.


For More Recent Publications


For Honours Thesis Projects Under Professor Nahon's Supervision

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