Richard W. Longman is professor of mechanical and civil engineering, Columbia University, and was Distinguished Romberg Guest Professor, University of Heidelberg, Germany. He received a 50,000 Euro Award for lifetime achievement in research from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and the Dirk Brouwer Award from the American Astronautical Society (AAS) for contributions to spaceflight mechanics. He is Fellow of AAS and AIAA. He served the AAS as Vice President - Publications, VP Technical, First Vice President, and Member Board of Directors. His doctorate is from the University of California, San Diego, under Prof. R. E. Roberson who did the first study of satellite attitude control in 1951, 6 years before the first satellite. Professor Longman has coauthored approximately 450 publications.
Space Robotics: Dynamics and Control,Satellite Attitude Dynamics.