Oil debris sensors are used to detect bearing debris in oil and allow for tracking of bearing health. These devices allow for maintenance procedures based on condition, a preferable and less expensive approach to the traditional schedule based approach. We are proposing to fabricate and commercialize a small, extremely robust and inexpensive fluid debris optical monitor with both a particle sizing and counting capability. Our advanced debris monitor will support improved aircraft safety and allow scheduling of oil samples based on indicated need instead of at predetermined time and usage points. This will not only significantly reduce maintenance burden, but will flag failures as they begin to develop. This will permit remediation as needed to reduce unexpected and expensive downtime. There are numerous applications for this type of analyzer in industry and the transportation sector. These markets are much larger than the rotorcraft market. In order to penetrate these markets the fluid analyzer needs to be reliable, inexpensive, require no periodic calibration, and the data provided should be simple to understand. Present commercial offerings fail to meet all of these criteria. Translume analyzers will be inexpensive yet sensitive, and will never require realignment. This combination of factors is made possible by the development at Translume of novel glass microfabrication processes. Commercialization will be undertaken with commercial partners. Studies indicate that failure of the propulsion system is the primary reason for vehicle-factor related accidents. In order to reduce these accidents a number of diagnostic techniques have been developed to detect damage and abnormal conditions of the dynamic mechanical components of rotorcrafts. A majority of this technology focuses on monitoring the gears, bearings and driveshafts of the main transmission system. Oil debris sensors can be used to detect and characterize bearing debris in oil and allow for tracking of bearing health. While commercially available electromagnetic sensors can detect metallic debris, they often cannot detect the non-metallic debris associated with components such as the hybrid ceramic bearings now found in rotorcrafts. Further they have severe limitations as to the size of the debris they can detect. Optical sensors have high sensitivity, and detect non-metallic debris, including ceramic, but they rapidly lose alignment when subjected to shocks and vibrations; they are delicate, require frequent recalibration and are expensive. Our proposed optical oil sensor will be fabricated from a single glass monolith and will never lose its optical alignment. It will have a capability to detect small and large debris, including metallic and non-metallic debris, using an optical sensing modality. Further its will be inexpensive. These claims are based on previous experience developing various fluid sensors, including hydraulic sensors for heavy machinery.