Scott A. Grossman

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Senior Physical Scientist
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. in astronomy, University of Arizona; B.S. in physics, California Institute of Technology


Scott Grossman's researches the performance of sensors, communications, and their concepts of employment in current and next generation threat environments. Technologies of particular interest include radar, active and passive electro-optics, and electronic warfare. Applications have included airborne, ground-based, and space-based sensors on both manned and unmanned vehicles. Prior to joining RAND, he was a Section manager and analyst at Applied Signal Technology, where he worked on a variety of maritime surveillance topics. Grossman received his Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Arizona, after which he held post-doctoral research positions in astrophysics at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics and Northwestern University.

Recent Projects

  • SINGCARS Operational Risk Assessment
  • PNT Alternatives for Critical Infrastructure
  • Improving Cost Estimation of Military Radars
  • Technology Options to Allow Mobility Air Force (MAF) Operations in Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2AD) Environments

Selected Publications

S.A. Grossman and R.A. Taam, "A Theory of Nonlocal Mixing-Length Convection. III. Comparing Theory with Numerical Experiment," Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 1996

S.A. Grossman and M. Nowak, "The Statistics of Gamma-Ray Burst Lensing," Astrophysical Journal, 1994

S.A. Grossman, R. Narayan, and D. Arnett, "A Theory of Nonlocal Mixing-Length Convection. I. The Moment Formalism," Astrophysical Journal, 1993

S.A. Grossman and R. Narayan, "A Theory of Nonlocal Mixing-Length Convection. II. Generalized Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Simulations," Astrophysical Journal Supplements, 1993

S.A. Grossman and R. Arnett, "Arcs from Gravitational Lensing," Astrophysical Journal Letters, 1988