The equation for the throughput of Aloha is
S = Ge-2G
Which can be thought of as G (the rate of transmission attempts) multiplied by e-2G (the probability of one of those attempts being successful).
I came across this graph and text ...
And it made me question if I really understand what the x-axis represents - offered load.
Why is 0.5 transmission attempts per frame time, referred to as 50% of offered load? (Text above graph).
If there were ten stations and each station attempted one transmission per frame time, would that be 1000% offered load? If yes, why?
I think it's more likely that I have missed a beat somewhere and that I'm not really comprehending what is meant by "offered load".
Any help would be great.