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 sensor, communications, and electronic warfare systems and their concepts of employment in current and next generation threat environments. Applications have included airborne, ground-based, and space-based systems 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

  • Developing a High Fidelity SINGCARS Electronic Warfare Model
  • Robust Commercial Satellite Comminications for Overseas Operations
  • PNT Alternatives for Critical Infrastructure

Selected Publications

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

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

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, "Arcs from Gravitational Lensing," Astrophysical Journal Letters, 1988